Cypriot Wine

There is archeological evidence that winemaking on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus may have existed as many 6000 years ago. Its location off the southern coast of Turkey and relatively near the Greek islands has always made it an attractive trading hub, as well as easy target conquered by many civilizations over the centuries. Its wine industry became especially prominent during the Middle Ages and the Crusades, as European traders found a market back home. A version of the sweet wine still produced today known as Commandaria (the highest ranking knights were “commanderies”) rose to prominence in the 12th century and was said to be a favorite of the Plantagenets. This is an early precursor to foreign English-stronghold fortified wines like Madeira and Marsala. Wine production on Cyprus came to a near standstill during the Ottoman occupation between the 17th and 19th centuries until the British Empire stepped in again around the 1870s. While most of the world suffered from the Phylloxera Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Cyprus View all

  • Centurion

    Centurion is a productive red grape cross, developed at U.C. Davis by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon, with Grenache and ...

  • Xynisteri

    ξυνιστέρι (Xynisteri) is an indigenous white grape grown in Cyprus

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Cyprus

Popular Wineries in Cyprus View all

  • Fikardos Winery

    Our family is passionate in grafting for you the true cypriot wine experience.  Fikardos win...

  • Vouni Panayia Winery Limited

    Vouni Panayia Winery Ltd is the leader in the endeavour for the production of high quality wines ...

  • SODAP

    In 1947, a team of forward looking Vine Growers decided to organize their grapes production, reli...

  • K. & K. Vasilikon Winery Kathikas Ltd

    Vasilikon is a family-owned winery established in 1993 and located in Kathikas Village Paphos, in...

  • Keo Limited

    Since it was founded in 1927, KEO has grown into the largest and most prestigious beverage suppli...

  • Loel Limited

    LOEL LTD was founded in 1943 and it was the first winery in Cyprus that was organised in the form...

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  • Lambouri Winery Chardonnay Fumé 2001

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    Wine review by deannaw19


  • Domaine Nicolaides Xinisteri Lemesos NV

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    i'm not sure if i got a bad bottle, perhaps corked or otherwise, but it sure tasted a bit cork-like with an acrid acid tinge as if you were drinking acidic liquefied wood.... i will try it again ...sometime.... Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Hi all! Heading off to Paphos, Cyprus in November to get married to my wonderful fiance.IInstinctively, I did some research on Cypriot wine to find the region actually has a rather long history of wine tradition (dating to 3500 BC) and claims to have produced the oldest, continually produced wine of the world. (A desert wine called 'Commandaria'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cypriot Wine


  • Lambouri Winery Chardonnay Fumé 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by tomiwatsuki


  • Lambouri Red Blend Ya'In Kafrisin 2007

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    Wine review by annekrye


  • Domaine Hadjiantonas Semi-Sparkling 2011

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    A strong, sweet, aromatically refreshing wine with good clarity and intensity. Its deep straw colour and excellent sweet floral citrus aromas. Compliment perfectly the orange blossom and honeysuckle flavours. Due to its low alcoholic content, this fun wine can be enjoyed by all. Read More

    Wine review by info168


  • Domaine Hadjiantonas Sultanina Organic Sultana 2007

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    Typical Cypriot variety. It is originally a table grape and has been turned into a beautiful sweet wine. Its colour gold and tastes of lychees will leave you with a beautiful freshness. Beautiful summer aromas. Best drunk as a desert wine. Read More

    Wine review by info168


  • Domaine Hadjiantonas Shiraz 2005

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    A brilliant deep ruby red, cherry colour with great intensity and depth. Rich berry, plum fruit aromas married with dark chocolate and vanilla extract. Its excellent structure and complexity on the mouth and its 14% alcohol content makes this a Monster of its kind. Read More

    Wine review by info168


  • Thisbe Medium-Dry NV

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    A great white wine for a summers day. Read More

    Wine review by Chamoen


  • Thisbe Medium-Dry NV

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    Wine review by Chamoen


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