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The Wine from Ancient Times

Limassol, Cyprus

The Wine from Ancient Times

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Enjoy enlightening tours of vineyards that grow ancient Cypriot grape varieties and sample wines much like those that were produced centuries ago. The family-owned Zambartas winery is credited with re-discovering a dozen lost varieties and you will sample several of those wines, some of which may be organic. Similarly, Mallia Estate is dedicated to restoring ancient Cypriot grape varieties such as the Maratheftiko, which was mentioned in documents as far back as the Middle Ages. The wine has been re-introduced and may be among the ones you sample there along with local delicacies. If so, be sure to note its distinct aromas of violet and black cherries. You will also visit the Gerolemos winery, another family-owned operation that produces traditional Cypriot wines. Chances are, you will sample a fruity Morokanella and a Riesling that is often served as an aperitif. It is known for its nose of limes and lemons and nuances of fresh grapefruits.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit three wineries that have resurrected Cypriot grape varieties known in ancient times.
  • Discover how the grapes were brought back and how they reinvigorated the local industry.
  • Sample wines that reflect the terroirs of the three vineyards.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. As this excursion involves walking over uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Local Food-Wine Tasting

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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