Christmas gifts: 5 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 22 unique gift basket…


Open Doors at Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades #4

FREE ENTRANCE “Knock kno-“… No need to knock, our doors are already open! After a full, oenological year, Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades reopens its doors on Sunday, November 13, 2022 and invites…


Deputy Ministry of Tourism awards Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades with a certification mark by the Taste Cyprus Delightful Journeys

Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades was awarded by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for its contribution to the development and promotion of Cypriot Gastronomy by receiving the Taste Cyprus Delightful Journeys…


Alba Dómina wins Grand Gold award from the Mondial Des Vins Extrêmes wine competition

The newest white wine of our winery, Alba Dómina, has received the highest distinction, Grande Medaille d’Or, at the international wine competition Mondial Des Vins Extrêmes in Italy for 2022. The…


Oenou Yi - Ktima Vassiliades receives five awards at the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge!

Once again, our winery has been awarded by the demanding and internationally recognized AWC Vienna wine challenge. After a tasting procedure among thousands of wines, AWC has awarded 5 prizes to our…


Praise and recognition at an international scale for Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades, with two gold medals in one of the most prestigious wine contests in Asia!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our wine selection has been awarded gold medals by one of the most prestigious contests in Asia! The internationally acclaimed contest Asia Wine…


Grand Gold Awards for Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades’ wines by the Berliner Wine Trophy International Competition

Four more gold awards have been awarded to Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades’ wines, and more specifically to the ones that are 100% produced by local varieties. The Berliner Wine Trophy is one of the…


On Sunday, 19 June find us at ‘Wine-Flavors of Cyprus’ at Limassol

We would love to see you this Sunday, 19 June, at Limassol’s Old Port Square from 18:00 until 22:00. Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades participates in ‘Wine-Flavors of Cyprus’, where we will proudly be…


Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades wins six out of 44 gold medals and a Special Distinction for OÍKADE at the 13th Cyprus Wine Competition

Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades acquired six gold medals and a special distinction for OÍKADE – the red indigenous variety Yiannoudi – at the 13th Cyprus Wine Competition, proving, yet again, that hard…


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,…


Kokoretsi – Greek Easter grill #OÍKADE

The number one Greek Easter meze: Kokoretsi. Bake home-made kokoretsi in the oven of your kitchen and serve sit alongside a Yiannoudi wine OÍKADE by Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades! Ingredients: 2…


Greek village salad #PlayiáRoséDry

Serve this fresh, refreshing authentic Greek village salad, with Greek or Cypriot pita bread as an appetiser or a side dish and accompany it with the elegant and aromatic rosé wine Playiá Rosé Dry…


Ovelias – Whole roast lamb on a skewer #Geróklima

Ovelias is a Hellenic-wide Easter custom, where a whole lamb is slow-cooked on a spit over charcoal. Start your preparations early in the morning to enjoy your meat at the Easter table. Serve it…


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…


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…


Pear tart #Thaleró

This pear tart recipe uses fresh pears and a few pantry staples to make a sweet, fruity, deliciously simple dessert completely from scratch. A simple, frugal, tasty way to use up some pears when…


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’…


Festive partridge with quinces #Oíkade

In Greece and Cyprus partridges are a beloved type of game that’s usually cooked on the stove. Abroad, however, partridges are considered to be one of the best-quality and most sought-after gourmet…


A virtual tour of Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades Winery

Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades proudly presents to you Oenou Yi Virtual Map. At Oenou Yi innovation is embedded in our philosophy. That’s why you can now navigate your way through our majestic winery at…


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…


Glühwein #PlayiáCuvéeSpéciale

Made with warm red wine and a variety of spices, Glühwein consumption peaks during this time of year, as not only warms us up, but also its smells and aromas are instinctually linked to these…


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.…