Drama, regional unit of East Macedonia, has a long tradition in viticulture and winemaking over the centuries. Archaeological findings show that this is where the first steps of wine making in Europe took place (5000 BC). It was also one of the main centres of the Dionysus cult.
Surrounded by mountain ranges, far away from the sea influences, Drama lies in a region world-famous for its marble quarries.
In terms of viticulture, it is considered one of the youngest regions of modern Greece with vineyards planted around 1980. However, although small in vineyard acreage, the region was soon established as one of the most significant and upcoming in Greece despite having no Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) indication and with only a few wineries inspired mostly by Bordeaux varieties and blends.