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The Cyprus Wine Museum
The Cyprus Wine Museum is situated at the birthplace of European wine, Erimi village on Limassol and it is found at the most historical and trade important crossroad on the island:
The creation of the Wine museum was an initiative by private individuals set out to showcase to visitors the wine production process in Cyprus, commencing from the ancient years up until today.
Erimi village is west of Limassol and casually sits between its more famous neighbour Kolossi village, home to Richard The Lionheart and Episkopi village in whose district boundary lies the lovely Curium (Kourion) beach and the fabulous amphitheatre with a view to die for.
What Is There?
Erimi is a very residential village, not much has been written about it, and it almost now seems a to be a suburb of Kolossi village across the road.
It is also next to Episkopi village which is brilliant for food shopping and a reasonable restaurant at the Episkopi Village Inn.
The image of the map above will give you a clear indication of the location of Erimi. Erimi does have its charm and for particular reasons for us to visit The Cyprus Wine Museum.
• The Cyprus Wine Museum building used to be a restaurant way back when. It was called theKnightsbridge Steak House. It closed in the 1990's and never re-opened but was left looking sad, forlorn and very unloved for a number of years.
The building was inherited by Anastasia Gray in 1990, it had been in her family for a very long time. After closure of the restaurant it lay empty for a while until she had the foresight to create the museum, the building it has become today.
• The site of this museum is very significant and the work to restore the building from shell to authentic cypriot museum was undertaken at great expense and with a great deal of care and patience.
It has been a triumph in collaboration using public and private financing and has put Erimi village squarely on the cyprus tourism map.
The planting of new vineyards with new varieties of grapes has been undertaken and is part of the long term planning by ETKO to carefully create new and acceptable grape variations. With this in mind the company purchased vineyards for the planting of grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Rieslingand Merlot. ETKO have also built a new regional winery under the name Olympus wines. This winery although set in the traditional old fashioned environs of Omodos village, boasts a state of the art factory floor for the production of quality wines using grapes harvested from the nearby vineyards. In addition there is set into the bowels of the Olympus winery an isothermic cellar, which has a maturing capacity for one million bottles of red wine.
Zenon winery is a family run small unit in Omodos, the center of the wine villages, known for it’s excellent wines since the ancient times. Beautiful and modern, it is fully equipped for the production and the good storage of the wine, completing this way the effort of a traditionally wine growing family, offering you superb wines! In a time where people tend to turn to quality and genuine products, winery exploiting it’s own vineyards, produces wines from local as well as other acclimated in Cyprus varieties, free from any finings. Visitors are welcome everyday for a tour in the winery where they can taste their wines as well as the Zivania.
Ktima Gerolemo winery is located about 1 kilometer north of the village of Omodos at an altitude of 900 metres, in the heart of the wine producing area. Visitors will be guided through a modern family winery and get introduced to the principles of organic cultivation of the vine and the secrets of wine. Visitors are also offered wine tasting sessions and snacks while enjoying spectacular views of the valley and the vineyards.
Ktima H. Herodotou Linos Wines
Since 1825, from grandfather to grandson, the Herodotou family produces quality wines with pride and love. The time soil of the mountain Afamis, the mild climate, tradition and experience are the beginning and the end of the LINOS Winery. It operates with this name since 1986. The grapes that are used for the production of the Linos wines are carefully chosen only from the winery vineyards in the village of Omodhos, which is famous for it ideal soil and climate for grape growing. Its yearly production is 200,000 bottles. Linos Winery main target the quality of the production and for that it was awarded from the ministry of agriculture and the ministry of commerce and industry as the best winery with the most quality wines in 1.
Is located in the village of Omodos , an area 30 minutes from Limassol and altitude of 1000 meter above the level of sea. Omodos is well Known for its vineyards and wine for 2500 years and is most probably the best grape cultivating area in Cyprus. Marion winery has its own vineyards and with the experience of the past and the present technology we cultivate and produce a great variety of local and imported varieties of grapes.