The local Wine Museum of Kavadarci represents a specialized regional museum and the very first of its kind in Macedonia. By opening it, the city obtains the status of a regional center for the development of wine tourism. It has officially been opened for visitors from September 7th, 2020.
It is located in the heart of the central park of Kavadarci. Spreading on a property of 100 m2, the museum consists of exhibits and a commercial section, which introduces a variety of different wines from almost all Tikvesh wineries. The wines are displayed in special cabinets and have been produced either by bigger or smaller wineries all from the Tikvesh region.
Also on display are a number of authentic tools for the production of wine and ”rakija”, including a cauldron used for brewing wine, dating back to the late 19th century.
The cauldron is one of the most notable antique objects in the museum.
Another important exhibit in the museum is the old wine grinder which also dates back to the late 19th century.
The oldest object in the museum is the “Ebullioscope”, from 1534 and it is amongst the first ones on the Balkan. It used to serve for measuring the alcohol strength and volume of the wine and it was listed as 153th in the world. A large portion of the objects in the museum is a donation from the Velkov family from Kavadarci, who used to be owners of the first “Tikvesh” winery ever made.