Wine Route 4 (Krasochoria of Lemesos)
ROUTE: Lemesos (Limassol), Kolossi, Erimi, Kantou, Souni-Zanakia, Pano Kivides, Agios Amvrosios, Lofou, Vouni, Koilani, Pera Pedi, Mandria, Kato Platres, Omodos, Vasa, Malia, Arsos, Pachna, Anogyra, Avdimou.
This beautiful wine region comprises 20 scenic villages that decorate the southern slopes of the Troodos mountains. The wineries scattered along this route, each in its own way generously reward the visitor seeking a unique and eclectic wine experience.
The route takes you through one of the most traditional viniculture areas on the southern face of the Troodos mountains with many winemaking villages and stands out with its unique flora and fauna. The geology of the area is of international interest as it comprises an ophiolite cluster dating 90 million years, 8,000 metres below sea level.. The geographic and climatic conditions in the area favour the cultivation of two basic indigenous grape varieties, the Mavro and Xynisteri. Along this route you will find 16 wineries that welcome visitors.
Climate: he altitude of the area rises to 1,100 metres and at the higher points, in winter it is cold.
Terroir: The ground in general is shallow to somewhat deep, gravelly and with large but smooth gradients. It is ideal for vine growing.
Vineyards: The 20 villages along the route belong to the fourth appellation region (OEOP) with 23 different varietals cultivated here.
White varieties: Xynisteri, Palomino, Malvasia L., Malvasia G., Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillion, Chardonnay, Malaga.
Red varieties: Mavrro, Ofthalmo, Maratheftiko, Carignan, Mattaro, Oellade, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante B., Grenache, Shiraz, Merlot, Lefkada.
Agia Mavri Winery (Koilani): www.ayiamavri.com
Lambouris Winery (Kato Platres): www.lambouri.com
M. Antoniades Winery (Mandria): www.antoniadeswinery.com
Nikoletino Winery (Arsos): www.nikolettino.com
Argyrides Winery (Vasa): www.vasawinery.com
Ktima KEO (Malia): www.keo.com.cy
Linos Winery (Omodos): www.linoswinery.com
Nikolaides Winery (Anogyra): www.wineriescyprus.com/nicolaides-winery
Profitis Elias Winery (Omodos): www.ktimagerolemo.com
Zambartas Winery (Agios Amvrosios): www.zambartaswineries.com
Vlasides Winery (Koilani): www.vlassideswinery.com
Olympus Winery (Omodos): www.etkowines.com
Hadjiantonas Winery (Parekklisia): www.hadjiantonas.com.cy
Zenon Winery (Omodos) Tel.: 25 423555, 99 492979
Erimoudis Winery (Koilani) Tel.: 25 470669, 99 625826
Constantinou Winery (Pera Pedi) Tel.: 25 433770, 99 681341
During the months of September and October , the wine villages organise various events dedicated to wine and its products. During these events people can observe the making of palouzes and shoushoukkos at the venues and be offered various delicacies made of grapes.