Thrace is in the extreme north-east of Greece, bordering on Bulgaria and Turkey. Thrace, which was once a land of gorgeous, stunningly sweet wines such as those of Thasos, is now something of a bywater. The present vineyards that are mainly planted with vines such as the blue grape Mavroudi and Pamidi and white Zoumiatiko, are principally used for making bulk wine and indifferent table wines. The Greek Macedonia is situated to the west of Thrace and borders Bulgaria and the newly independent state of Macedonia. This area also has a long tradition of wine-growing and making.