Vino Voyages: 3 Great Summer Wine Tasting Journeys to Experience

by | Aug 24, 2023

Cyprus boasts a history of winemaking dating back millennia. By exploring its vineyards and cellars, you’re immersing yourself in a tradition deeply rooted in the island’s culture. Cyprus’ abundant sunshine imparts intense flavors to the grapes, resulting in wines that are rich, full-bodied, and bursting with the essence of the Mediterranean.

Cyprus’ wineries hold surprises waiting to be uncorked! Exploring them is an adventure, each label offering a new chapter to uncover.

In this article, we will cover three wineries.

Tsiakkas winery

From a modest newlywed venture outside Pelendri village, Tsiakkas Winery emerged, crafting just 500 bottles of Thyrsos red wine in its debut year. Now, 32 years on, it stands as a pivotal force in Cyprus’ wine scene. Experience their exquisite wines and captivating vistas from the fully revamped hosting areas.

Guided Tour & Tasting:

Experience an immersive escapade through Pitsilia’s heart. Unveil the art of winemaking, explore the philosophy behind each sip, and discover the magic of terroir. As the seasons weave their tale, you’ll witness the ongoing creation. The voyage concludes with a curated tasting, a sensory celebration in the cozy tasting room.

Price: €12 per person
Time: 1.5 hours, Monday to Saturday starting at 13:00 & 15:00

Craft Your Tasting:

Immerse yourself in an array of 18 labels, a treasure trove spanning a decade’s worth of vintages. This is your personal canvas to paint your wine experience. Handpick wines by the glass or bottle, and pair them with regional delicacies. As you indulge, the amphitheatric backdrop of Troodos unfolds, enhancing the symphony of flavors.

Price: Varies
Time: Monday to Saturday, recommended seating times at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00

Visit their website for more information.

The Cyprus Wine Museum

Founded in 2004 by composer Anastasia Guy, the Cyprus Wine Museum uncorks a unique experience in Erimi village, the cradle of European wine. With a winemaking legacy dating back over 5500 years, it fuses history, art, and wine education. Immerse in tastings, explore artifacts, and discover special events for a truly spirited journey.

Option 1:

Immerse yourself in the Cyprus Wine Museum’s world with access to captivating exhibits and a tasting of 4 Cyprus Wine Museum Senses wines. Revel in the intricate notes of Commandaria Orchestra, a Vintage Dessert Wine, and relish the Cyprus Wine Museum Senses Trilogy of Zivanias, all complemented by a thoughtfully curated small platter of pairings.

Price: €15 per person
Time: ~1 hour. Monday to Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Option 2:

Experience the museum’s magic with an entrance ticket, along with a choice between a glass of your preferred wine or the timeless elegance of Commandaria Orchestra. Your journey through taste and history awaits!

Price: €10 per person
Time: ~1 hour. Monday to Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Visit their website for more information.

Fikardos Winery

Nestled in Paphos, Fikardos Winery is a family-run gem, crafting Cyprus’ essence since 1990. Discover local and global flavors from Xinisteri to Shiraz, all nurtured in tightly knit Paphos vineyards. Experience it through budget-friendly tours and tastings, starting at 5 euros/person.

Visitors are welcomed to join a captivating cellar tasting adventure, where every sip tells a story of craft. Led by knowledgeable guides, the journey uncovers the unique essence of each wine, from beloved classics to special editions that intrigue enthusiasts.

Enhancing the experience, a free platter adds a touch of authenticity. With homemade olive oil, Cypriot olives, and hearty rusks, it’s a culinary pairing that elevates the tasting into a delightful fusion of flavors and heritage.

You may choose from 2 options:

Taste 4 wines
Price: €5.00 per person
Time: ~15 minutes

Or

Taste 8 wines
Price: €10.00 per person
Time: ~30 minutes

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8AM-1PM, 2:30PM-5PM. Saturday 8AM-1PM

Visit their website here.

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