The most beautiful and festive time of the year is just around the corner and Christmas preparations, parties and gatherings are at their peak! And of course Christmas dinners present a prime time to try elegant wines with traditional recipes of old.
If you are looking for the best wine options to complement your holiday meal, then look no further, check out our unique selection of versatile whites and diverse reds that are sure to enhance your Christmas gathering.

The Christmas table

Christmas day is full of aromas of cinnamon, cloves and the smell of the slow cooking turkey with the aromatic chestnut filling. All together create the perfect Christmas atmosphere. Before serving the main dishes, open up a rosé “Rodambelo” that will accompany the seasonal salads and traditional Cypriot appetizers, such as roasted halloumi and mushrooms.

Turkey is a white meat and has a low fat content, which is why it can dry out if not cooked carefully. So, your wine matches should ideally be a full-bodied white wine such as “Reserve Chardonnay” from the exquisite wine cellar of “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades”, which matches perfectly with all rich creamy dishes. If again, your dishes are full of spices and flavors, then open up a bottle of “Reserve Xinisteri”. For more ‘red’ dishes and traditional food such as sausages, steaks and pork chops the dynamic and imposing “Geroklima” is the perfect choice.

Accompany the dessert

And of course Christmas time without sweets and desserts – is not Christmas, the best always comes at the end. Whether you choose traditional sweets such as “melomakarona” or chocolate cakes, accompany them with Commandaria from Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades. It is a delicious dessert wine, with enviable aging aroma mainly of dried fruits, honey and spices, which honorably justifies its legendary history and the world’s oldest PDO wine.

If you still prefer sweets with white and pastry cream, fruit tarts or white chocolate then “Thalero” semi-sweet wine will be the perfect choice.

And because hospitality is a Greek custom and it is honored at Christmas, do not let your guests leave empty handed! Choose a wine from the wine cellar of “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades” to offer them a gift and complete your festive evening!

So, with a fine glass of wine from the mountainous vineyards of Omodos, we wish you a Mary Christmas!