Throughout times the association of vine and wine has been linked to the land, sun and it’s inhabitants. The history of Kosovo wine, spans way back, artifacts trace the winemaking tradition to several thousand years ago.
Knowledge and wine making philosophy was passed from one generation to the next, consistently evolving while preserving and expanding years of heritage.
Discovering the unique character of our magnificent mountains, beautiful valleys and hill slopes nourished by deep fertile soils and caressed by abundant sunshine, has given in to the provenance and history of the vine and wine making tradition in the Rahovec Valley.
In spite of the circumstances that have affected the Balkans and in particular Kosovo, the survival of the grape and wine production industry in this valley is a virtual miracle.
Stone Castle Vineyards and Winery a hidden gem in the heart of Rahovec Valley, is a private estate that comprises more than 5552 acres of premium vineyards and land. The Winery was built in 1952 and since 2006 it has been owned and operated by the Gecaj Family. To date the company has a wine making capacity of ten to thirteen million liters a year and the capacity to process approximately 70,000 tons of wine grape annually.
A big wave of investment and innovation valued over 15 million dollars has aided and advanced technological processing, professional training, revitalization of vines and much more.
Uniquely, there is an underground wine cellar with storage capacity of 50.000 HI in wooden barrels, all of which make it one of the largest privately owned wineries in Europe. Stone Castle Winery has current markets in the Balkans, Germany and Switzerland, as far as Africa, and now we are excited to be in the United States market.