Cyprus has a long tradition of wine production, dating from Greece, Rome and Egypt, has been proved by the archaeological finds on the wine bottle perennial in the village of Lemesos (Limassol) of Pyrgos (up to 6000 years).
The grape varieties of the island is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world, with dessert wine of Commandaria (Commandaria) remaining oldest wine is named in production.
There are seven wine routes on the island and that is Akamas Laona, Vouni Panagias – Ambelitis, Pitsilia and Village Wine Lemesos (collectively “krasochoria” means “wine village”). All of them produce both red and white wine.
Two local grape varieties is Mavro grapes (black) and Xynisteri (white). Xynisteri is the most common type of white grapes and producing wine pale, pale with low alcohol content (11-11.5% by volume). Mavro (red) very large and juicy, creating translucent wine color with mild taste. Mavro and Xynisteri when blended together, they create Commandaria, and they can also be used together to produce the national spirit, Zivania.
The grape varieties other locations on the island of Cyprus including Maratheftiko and Ofthalmo (red), and the grape varieties abroad are also grown on the island, including Chardonnay, Muscat of Alexandria, Palomino, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon (white) Alicante Bouschet and, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Grenache Noir, Shiraz Mataro and (red).
As to Cyprus, guests can visit the factories, villages and monasteries produced wine here. Moreover, in late August, early September took place annual Festival Lemesos Rieu place in 10 days.