The area received its PDO status in 1972. The wine-growing area of Zitsa is located in Epirus, at the central and western parts of the Ioannina prefecture with vineyards reaching up to the Kalamas River, at an altitude of 700m surrounded by mountains and hills. V.Q.P.R.D Zitsa wines are still and dry, and V.M.Q.P.R.D. naturally sparkling, dry and semi-sweet, exclusively made from the local Debina variety. PDO Zitsa produces the only PDO sparkling white wine in Greece.