Gold Medals for the Cypriot Varieties of Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades Commandaria and Geróklima at the 22nd Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition

For the 4th consecutive year, our participation in the 22nd Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition was rewarded with 10 medals. Renowned tasters from Greece and abroad,…


New Year’s Delicious Vassilopita #Commandaria

The easiest recipe for Vassilopita is here – puffy and delicious. To honour the most festive day of the year, don’t forget to accompany this cake with the Commandaria ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’…


Vegan Christmas Cake #Commandaria

This vegan Christmas Cake doesn’t compromise in taste. Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you, as this is a super easy recipe. It is a rich, moist and boozy vegan fruit cake, just perfect for…


Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades awarded four medals at Zarcillo 2021 International Competition as proof of our commitment to quality wine

As the wines of Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades are being established internationally, our winery is especially proud of four more awards won at the prestigious international competition Zarcillo 2021.…


Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades’ Commandaria wins the only Gold medal for Cypriot wine at the 21st Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition

Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades’ Commandaria has added yet another gold medal to its quiver of success! Our Commandaria was the only wine to win a gold medal among the Cypriot entries in the 21st…


Lobster Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes #PlayiáRoséDry

This recipe is the perfect recipe to spoil yourself! Spend a little extra money and time in the kitchen to prepare this homemade dinner and let yourself indulge in this lobster and blistered cherry…


Poached pears in red wine with ice-cream #Commandaria

Poached pears or Poire à la Beaujolaise, is a traditional dessert of Beaujolaise, a French wine region, and is directly linked to the culinary tradition of Burgundy. This is a wonderful dessert,…


Mondial des Vins Extrêmes 2021 international competition awards Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ wines for the third consecutive year

Mondial des Vins Extrêmes 2021, one of the most prestigious international wine competitions awarded Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ wines for the third consecutive year. Oenou Yi Commandaria was…


Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades wins gold for the Commandaria and silver for the Zivania at the London Wine and London Spirits Competitions 2021

Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades’ wines and spirits were once again awarded and highlighted for their quality in two of the most prestigious international competitions! The London Wine Competition is an…


New Year’s Delicious Vassilopita #Commandaria

The easiest recipe for Vassilopita is here – puffy and delicious. To honour the most festive day of the year, don’t forget to accompany this cake with the Commandaria ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’…


Five gold medals for Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades at the Mondial des Vins Extrêmes 2020 international competition

Our winery, Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades, was awarded five gold medals in one of the most prestigious international competitions. The Mondial des Vins Extrêmes 2020 competition selects the best…


Golden Medal for Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ Commandaria at Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ Commandaria was once again awarded a gold medal in the international, highly prestigious, competition Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2020.……


Homemade chocolate pie #Commandaria

When we say homemade chocolate pie we mean it! Quick and easy, this chocolate dessert can be turned into vegan in no time. Accompany it with a glass of Commandaria from Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades…


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…


Commandaria at a glance

It has been called the “King of wines”, “Apostle of wines”, “royal wine” and “mellow nama”. However you decide to call it, Commandaria – the dessert wine – justifies any wine lover’s…


Tsourekia Easter Buns #Commandaria

Bake Easter Buns (“Tsourekia”), pair them with “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades” “Commandaria” and let your house be filled with spring smells and flavours. Ingredients for 2 buns:…


A brief history of Cyprus wine

“Euoinos” Cyprus From Hesiod to Homer and from Shakespeare to Richard the Lionheart, references to the “Cypriot Nama” vary and testify that Cyprus has been “euoinos” [εὖ (eû, “well”) + οῖνος,…