Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Vine-Growing Regions in North Greece
In accordance with the European Union regulations, the term Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) on a label means that the wine comes from a legally-defined vine-growing area with a specific name, is produced from the varieties which are indicated by the legislation for that area, is vinified using the area's traditional technique and has specific organoleptic characteristics.
Wines with the indication PDO have typicity and character that indicate the area from which they originate.
There are 6 PDO regions in North Greece. The PDO region Rapsani lies on the foothills of Mount Olympus.
The PDO region Zitsa is in Epirus. The PDO region Amynteo lies in Amynteo, around Lake Vegoritida.
The PDO region Naoussa lies around the town of Naoussa on the foothills of Mount Vermion.
The PDO region Goumenissa extends around the foothills of Mount Paiko, around the town of Goumenissa.
The PDO region Slopes of Meliton is located in Halkidiki, on the slopes of Mount Meliton on the Sithonia peninsula.