Promara at a glance

Promara is a white indigenous variety that has remained unseen for several decades. It was first spotted by Mouillefert in the 19th century and recorded as Promara from the English word…


Chocolate and Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades wine: The perfect taste pairing for Valentine’s Day

Lovers’ day is approaching! Is there a better idea than putting together a night that includes wine and chocolate for you and your partner? Sounds cliché? Maybe! Nevertheless, it depends on how you…


What is wine? | #3 Grape cultivation

As we have already discussed in previous articles (see here and here), before wine becomes wine is grapes! Grapes is a favourite summer fruit; black and white grapes is the fruit of the vine, which…


What is wine? | #2 Alcoholic fermentation

As we’ve learnt in the previous article What is wine? | #1 Grape’s anatomy, wine is grape juice and its colour, flavours and aromas are first and foremost affected by the fruit itself. However,…


What is wine? | #1 Grape’s anatomy

What is wine? Where does it come from and what do we need to know in order to comprehend its production and its route from the vineyard to our wine glass? Wine is of course grape juice; we could…


Yiannoudi at a glance

Though very rare, the indigenous red variety Yiannoudi, has gained much ground in Cypriot oenology and winemaking for the production of quality red wines filled with local character. In…


Christmas gifts: 4 + 1 reasons why wine is the ultimate gift for the holidays

Christmas is getting closer and if you are looking for the perfect gift to impress, then the safest choice is – of course – wine! At Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades we have prepared 30 unique gift basket…


#Wineandmovies | Three wine-themed movies for wine lovers

We’ll never get tired of arguing that wine is so much more that just an alcoholic drink; it is a beverage with history, culture and identity. That’s why wine is a perfect choice to watch any movie…


Spend a day exploring the enchanting village of Omodos!

As if it was entrusted into the hands of God, Omodos, the wonderful wine village of Limassol district, is an ideal destination for all ages and tastes, all year round. Gaining particular popularity…


The Women behind the award-winning wines of Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades

Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery is here to disprove the speculation that the wine industry is ‘male-dominated’ by presenting you the three dynamic and talented women leading its wine……


Lockdown project: Wine Education

As we keep staying home for a year now, odds are we’ve tackled all the activities possible to spend our time indoors creatively. However, this should by no means disappoint us. That’s why Oenou Yi –…


Is there sediment in your wine glass; should you drink it?

Hilbith poured the wine slowly, cautiously, taking care not to let sediment fall into the glass. You may have noticed sediment-like residue at the bottom of your wine glass and carefully tried not…


A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with Oenou Yi - Ktima Vassiliades wines

Due to those special circumstances we’re all living through, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated indoors this year. However this doesn’t mean that you can’t be a little extra! Oenou Yi – Ktima…


On this Valentine’s Day show your love with Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades wine

The most romantic day of the year is approaching! Despite all the strange and unusual circumstances we are all living through, nothing can alter love and affection! On this V-Day don’t forget to…


Commercial Amphorae and Winemaking in Ancient Cyprus

The geomorphology of Cyprus favoured the cultivation of the three most significant Mediterranean products: grain, olives and vines. The cultivation of the vine led to winemaking, one of the most…


‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ wine for the Christmas feast

We may not be planning grand events for this year’s Christmas celebrations; we can, nevertheless, create the luxurious, warm and cosy atmosphere that the days command, with some of our favourite…


Wine aromas

Minerals and flowers, citrus and caramel, tobacco and jasmine. These and so many other different aromas can be found in a glass of wine, without being actual wine ingredients! How and where do these…


The ultimate Christmas gifts from ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’

Peoples’ favourite season has arrived and ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ adds a little more magic to make your Christmas sparkle with unique Gift Boxes. Find them online, on our e-shop! It’s the…


Christmas crafts with ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’’ wine corks

The Christmas countdown has begun; both the young and the old have many reasons to be excited! Christmas activities and arts and crafts bring a creative touch and to all’s favourite holiday. What…


Basic wine tasting steps

Wine is a unique drink and requires special treatment, in comparison to other drinks. If this sounds overrated and complicated, we recommend you to stay calm and simply read on for a comprehensive…


Holy Cross celebration day, a day for blessing the vineyards

September 14th, the day of the Holy Cross, is one of the biggest celebrations of the Orthodox Church. On this day in the church of the Holy Cross in Omodos, a holy communion is distributed to the…


Harvest: The most critical period in the lifespan of the vine

Without viticulture there is no wine production and without harvest there is no crop. The harvest usually lasts throughout the month of September, which in Greek is also known as “Harvester”.…


Cabernet Sauvignon at a glance

An internationally recognised variety, with great ability to grow in any wine-producing region and in different climates, Cabernet Sauvignon prospers on the slopes of Omodos, as it is a…


Commandaria: 15 interesting facts about the Cypriot nectar!

It is the oldest wine holding a Protected Designation of Origin and it is a trademark of local tradition and production. Commandaria, stately, exuberant, elegant, hides a long history. Aside from…