The winery is located at Kyperounda, in the Pitsilia area of the Troodos range, 75 km from Nicosia and 50 km from Limassol. At an altitude of 1140 m, it prides itself as sitting on the highest point than any other winery in Europe.
It was setup in the late 1990s by a few local grape producers and in the year 2000, Photos Photiades Distributors Ltd joined as a major shareholder to be followed soon by the famous Greek wine maker Boutaris.
Today the company is owned by more than 40 shareholders with control and management placed in the hands of the Photiades Group and the Greek wine maker, Boutaris. Their expertise combines the knowledge in beverage distribution and the art of wine making. This blends with the support of a most capable and talented young oenologist, Mr Minas Mina, a formula that has succeeded in delivering wines of the highest quality.
Situated in this idyllic setting and designed to the specifications of experienced winemakers, the winery is built on three levels in order to take advantage of gravity to move the grape juice in the gentlest possible way. The winery’s underground cellar holds two hundred and fifty 225lt oak barrels, in which the wine of Kyperounda matures and develops character. The production capacity of the winery is about 200,000 bottles.
The winery runs its own vineyards of 4 hectares recently planted with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes. Additionally, it buys grapes from local producers as well as from vine growers of Kilani and as far as the Paphos region.
The Kyperounda vineyards have always been famous for their superior quality. The privately owned vineyards are located at an altitude of 1,400m and are the highest in Europe. The sandy clay soil, the steeply sloping terrain and the high altitude shape a perfect environment for the production of superb wine grapes.
The low yields and favourable mild temperatures, which are unique to the region, produce perfectly ripened grapes of the highest quality.