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"...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

Subregions of Cyprus

Popular Wineries in Cyprus View all

  • Loel Limited

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

  • Keo Limited

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

  • Platanico Wines & Spirits Ltd

    Platanico Wines & Spirits traces its origins back to 1922 when its founder Christodoulos Platanis...

  • Tsiakkas Winery

    T he mountain villages in the Pitsilia Region of Cyprus have traditionally been famous for their ...

  • Monte Royia Winery

    Monte Royia winery has been established in the (Panagia) Khrysorrogiatissa monastery since 1985. ...

  • Lambouri Winery

    Cyprus, the „Island of Love“ and birthplace of Aphrodite, is home to Lambouri Winery for over 30...

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Cyprus on Snooth

  • 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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    No written review

    Wine review by Chamoen


  • Kalamos Agia Sotira Mattaro Medium Dry Red 2007

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    Interesting nose, taste not so much. Oily, vividly red. Alcohol is too intensive (albeit just 13%). Read More

    Wine review by shot2pieces


  • Lambouri Pure Rosé 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by info148


  • Lambouri Winery Chardonnay Fumé 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by info148


  • Lambouri Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by info148


  • As I mentioned in my previous post, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) ... Bulgaria(!!!), Greece and Cyprus. This tasting will be a real eye-opener.Everything about Italy crammed into just 3 classes?But each of Italys 20 region is like a separate country theres little regional overlap of wines, grapes, and wine culture.Anyway, I am of... Read More

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  • Lambouri Winery Dry Red NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by JETSET


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