Royal Winery Queen Maria
Demir Kapija (translated Iron Gate or Iron Door in Turkish) is a small town in Macedonia shortly before the famous ravine of Demir Kapija on the left side of the river Vardar.
The entire history of Demir Kapija is linked to a famous Demirkapija's Ravine, a place where many wars and conquest has started and ended, a place at different times has been border of rulers and a location that was based on separate feudal lords. First mentioned settlement that existed around the fortress under the name of an ancient Roman city Stenae. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the fortress becomes a location for the existence of another city that was called medieval Average. For this city has more written records, especially those associated with the names of feudal lords Dobromir Hrs and Dobromir Srez. With the advent of Ottoman empire fortress in the settlement ceased to live, the local population was displaced to a new location a few kilometers to the north and was called Bath (Banya), in warm water baths in this area which are very old. After the earthquake in 1931 the population of the village of Banya was moved out of the space station in Demir Kapija. Here he began a new life, there were opened several shopping and craft objects, and later a school, as well as several commercial buildings.
Royal Winery In Demir Kapija is the oldest winery in the Balkans. It was built by King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic in1928, on the recommendation of top French enologists who advised the King to make a winery in the Tikves region, so King decided to build it in Demir Kapija. King stayed at this property on March 8, 1931 after the catastrophic earthquake that swept Valandovo. It is noted that the Queen Maria came to this property in 1934.