Modern oenologists, gnarled types, unapologetic traditionalists: the range of winemakers in Cyprus is wide. Around 10,000 families deliver their grapes exclusively to the largest winery, the Sodap cooperative. Many others supply the large producers KEO, LOEL and ETKO, the oldest winegrowing company, which has been in existence since 1844. Some winegrowers still make their own wine in the old-fashioned way, occasionally slightly modernised. And more and more producers, often with international training, but in any case with enthusiasm, are committed to the island's traditional grape varieties as well as to the island's return to the ranks of internationally respected wine regions.
|The old clay jugs have had their day (Photo: Zenon Winery)|
Slowly but surely: the wine revolution on Cyprus is taking its time.