They cultivate mostly local varieties of vines which take great parts in producing the wines at their winery.
In a region where pines and vines grow freely into the mountainsides, neat villages exude rural charm and produce a range of fine wines that are yours to discover and savour.
A cluster of 11 villages and two of the most well-known wineries (in Pelendri) are included in the ‘Nom d’Origine’ Pitsilia – an area that spreads around the mountain peaks of Madari, Papoutsa, and the north-western part of Machairas. Here, the altitude secures a more slow and effortless grape maturity, whilst the arid and sloping earth forces the vines to huddle together and produce richer wines.
Classic local grape varieties continue to have a dominant presence amongst the vineyards of Pitsilia, with smatterings of the rare and ancient red variety of Maratheftiko. The grapes grown at these highest points are taken to two local winemakers for the production of excellent vintages.
This flourishing route passes through: Lemesos (Limassol), Trimiklini, Pelendri, Potamitissa, Dymes, Kyperounta, Chandria, Polystypos, Alona, Agros, Agios Ioannis and Agios Theodoros.
Situated in this idyllic setting and designed to the specifications of experienced winemakers, the Kyperounda Winery is built on three levels in order to take advantage of gravity to move the grape juice in the gentlest possible way…
In the early twentieth century, when Nicolas Tsiakkas was riding his mule down to the plains from the Pitsilia mountains, carrying his full bodied wine, in his two sheepskin-made containers of wine, he never thought that his grandchildren would carry on the tradition with such a success…