Driven by his love and passion for wine, Sophocles Vlassides realized his lifelong dream by establishing Vlassides Winery in 1998.
Sophocles’ interest in wines led him to study Oenology at the University of California Davis (UC Davis), a world-renowned institution for research and teaching in the fields of Viticulture and Oenology. Sophocles also holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Imperial College London.
Vlassides Winery currently produces over 120 000 bottles annually mostly from the grape varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Xynisteri. Over the past few years, we have been experimenting with some indigenous Cypriot varieties like Maratheftiko, Yiannoudi (red), Promara and Morokanella (white) and thus new wines may soon be announced.
The quality of Vlassides Winery has always been based on a commitment to select the finest fruits. Our vineyards are located in the picturesque region of Kilani village, just south of Troodos. The altitude of the vineyards ranges from 700m to 1100m above sea level, and the soil is mainly calcareous. In addition to our estate vineyards, we source grapes from selected number of independent vineyards within the region which we closely supervise to ensure the grapes meet our quality standards.
In 2012 we moved to our new winery, which is situated between Kilani village and Vouni village, in a 50 acres vineyard, called Koloni.
Our commitment to quality has been recognized in a range of wine competitions. The most notable are the Grand Gold Medal of the Thessaloniki Wine Competition 2004 for Cabernet Sauvignon 2000; the Gold Medal for Shiraz 2003 (12 months oaked) at the Brussels Wine Competition 2006; and the Grand Gold Medal for Shiraz 2006 at the Third Cyprus Wine Competition in 2008.
Tel: +357 99441574
Fax: +357 25355593
Working Hours (Open for tour and wine-tasting):Monday – Saturday 11:00-16:00