Appellation northwest of Thessaloniki in the southwest of the district of Kilkis in the Greek region Macedonia, After the destruction of most of the vineyards by the occurring in 1917 phylloxera There was only in the 1970s, a boom again. This contributed significantly to the winery Boutari through the national and international distribution of wines, as well as the successful efforts of the OPAP classification in 1979 at. The vineyards cover about 320 hectares mostly aligned in an easterly direction at the foot of Paiko (1,650 m). They must be over 150 meters above sea level, therefore, another 250 hectares may not use the name. The maritime-continental climate is characterized by warm summers and cool winters.
The dry removed POP red wine will be out of the autochthonous sorts Xinomavro and Negoska (here also Goumenissas Mavro, to 20%) pressed, whereby a common maceration and fermentation is prescribed. Well-known producers are Aidarinis, Arhontaki, Boutari. Chatzivaritis, Eftihdi, Kelesidis, Tatsis. Ligas and Titos.