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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  • Grenache

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

  • Xynisteri

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

  • Centurion

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Lambouri Winery

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

  • Platanico Wines & Spirits Ltd

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

  • Vouni Panayia Winery Limited

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

  • 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. ...

  • Keo Limited

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

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  • I also have the same bottle of wine 1927 Commanderie St John Cyprus Grape Wine. Did you sell yours and what did it sell for. Would value be different  today?Email to tazbugs48@gmail.com  Thank you. Read More

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  • You should renew your list. There are more wineries not mentioned. Like Lizzarus ltd.. stoy kyr yianni wines..omodos

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  • "I think that for 90% of the readers of that article who want to buy wine ... ... anywhere from Crete and Cyprus and Santorini all the way up to Thessalonika.Next time you're in Greece, here're a few places to get some lighter retsin Read More

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  • Fikardos Winery Paphos Valentina Medium Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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  • Fikardos Winery Paphos Amalthia Xynisteri Semillon 2012

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  • Fikardos Winery Paphos Ayia Irini Xynisteri Semillon 2012

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  • K & K Vasilikon Winery Ayios Onoufrios Dry Red NV

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  • Hi everybody. I've just joined the site over the Christmas and have already ... ... local wine producers in Cyprus, Germany and several in Austria. I spend a lot of time in the south of Spain and am really passionate about the local wines.Anyway I hope you all have a Happy New Year and look forward to sharing tales of the vine with you in 201 Read More

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