Wine tours

Cyprus has traded in wine from as early as 2300 BC and throughout the years Sherry became the preferred tipple of the British with Cyprus in the 1960s, supplying the UK with over 13.6 million litres of Cyprus wines. Today there are more than 25 registered wineries spread over the island from Paphos, up to the Troodos and beyond.

Local varieties of grape are Xynisteri and Mavro and these flourish alongside global varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz – not forgetting the 20.000 bottles produced annually of our exceedingly fortified ‘white Lightening’ liquid called Zivania. The wineries are all situated in attractive rural areas and offer visitors a great day out with free sampling always on offer. Our Guest Relations Department is happy to help you plan a wine tasting route.