16 Mar A 2017 vintage makes its way beautifully
For those on the island in Spring,
A new vintage in Cyprus can mean much more literally: It’s worth looking beyond the more obvious options too. Cyprus should be on the radar thanks to a developing viticulture scene that’s moved away from the classic, centuries-old commandaria dessert wine towards more modern tastes. “The Cypriot wine industry has grown and matured and Wine tourism is definitely on the up here, and wineries are frequently the epitome of Cypriot hospitality.” Noel Josephides, chairman of Sunvil.
10 years or more on the island? Whine on the rock no more
Cypriot wines have really begun to shine. During this time, countless boutique wineries have opened their doors, tinkering with endemic varieties such as Maratheftiko, Xynisteri, Spourtiko, Promara and Yiannoudi and releasing vintages worthy of international recognition can be more than entertaining – You can explore and/or even follow Wine & Beer author Mateo
But if delight is your thing
In the capable hands, you will find yourself, as in the proposed from Grape to Glass journey through Cyprus and its wine making history for a wine themed itinerary, many of the local vineyards run in-depth tours if you are interested in the science (and the passion) that goes into each glass, followed by a tasting, so you can tell your Maratheftiko from your Mavro.