Wine Route 2 (Vouni Panagias-Ampelitis)
ROUTE: Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumbi, Polemi, Psathi, Kannaviou, Asprogia, Pano Panagia, Chrysorrogiatissa, Agia Moni, Statos-Agios Fotios, Koilineia, Galataria, Pentalia, Amargeti, Eledio, Agia Varvara, Acheleia or Choulou, Lemona, Kourdaka, Letymvou, Kallepeia
In this region which, of course, has long wine traditions, among its profusion of vineyards, sprinkled here and there with modern wineries, you will encounter a welcome not only from the winemakers but everyone else - they are lively, they appreciate good wine and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and their feelings. Good wine and good company are all you need - that is their motto.
The route lies east of Pafos in a mountainous area with relatively high altitudes. The steep slopes are covered by forest and vineyards. The environment creates habitats for a large number of flora typified by the clusters of oak (Quercus infectoria). The pine forests are mainly in the north east. The area has many types of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. Along this route, the visitor will find seven wineries open to visitors.
Climate: The area reaches an altitude of 1,144m (3,753 feet) and enjoys above average rainfall. It has a relatively mild climate.
Terroir: The river valley soil is of loamy to clay technical composition.
Vines: Most of the villages in the area belong to the “Vouni Panayias - Ambelitis” Appellation Controlé (OEOP), with 27 grape varieties of grape vine, of which there is an impressive showing of Carignan Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
White varieties: Xynisteri, Palomino, Malvasia L., Malvasia G., Ugni Blanc, Plant X., Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay, Sultana, Malaga, Muscat of Alexandria.
Red varieties: Mavro, Ofthalmo, Maratheftiko, Lefkada, Carignan, Mattaro (Mourvèdre), Oellade, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante B., Black Muscat, Grenache, Shiraz, Merlot.
Vouni Panagia Winery (Panagia): www.vounipanayiawinery.com
Nikodemos Winery Panayia (Panagia): www.nikodemoswinery.com
Chrysorogiatissa Monastery Winery (Panagia): www.wineriescyprus.com/chrysoroyiatissa-monastery-winery
Tsangarides Winery (Lemona): www.tsangarideswinery.com
Makkas Winery (Statos-Agios Fotios): www.makkaswinery.com.cy
Shoufas Winery (Koilineia): www.shoufas.com
Ezousa Farm Kannaviou: www.ezousa.com
Tsalapatis Winery (Polemi): www.tsalapatiswinery.com
Kalamos Winery (Amargeti): www.kalamoswinery.com