Naoussa vineyards, of a total area of approximately 8,000 acres, are particularly privileged, since they are located on the south-eastern slopes of mount Vermio and thus, protected from cold northern winds and benefit, at the same time, from the strong midday sun. The result is that the wine which is exclusively produced from Xinomavro variety and distributed in market as Protected Designation of Origin Naoussa, perhaps represents the finest red wine of our country. Since being well adapted to continental climates, this variety is cultivated in more areas than any other variety in Greece. Its dominance extends from the slopes of the mountains of Central Macedonia to Pindos. In the North, reaches the borders of Yugoslavia and in the South, enters Thessaly. Though cultivated in Naoussa, Xinomavro reaches easily perfect maturation, while also presenting considerable potential in fermentation and aging aromas, as also great balance between sugar content-acidity-tannins. Today, however, it is strongly discussed, the necessity to create wine sub-areas of distinct quality, within the zone of Naoussa.