In a region where pines and vines grow freely into the mountainsides, neat villages exude rural charm and produce a range of fine wines that are yours to discover and savour.
A cluster of 11 villages and two of the most well-known wineries (in Pelendri) are included in the ‘Nom d’Origine’ Pitsilia – an area that spreads around the mountain peaks of Madari, Papoutsa, and the north-western part of Machairas. Here, the altitude secures a more slow and effortless grape maturity, whilst the arid and sloping earth forces the vines to huddle together and produce richer wines.
Classic local grape varieties continue to have a dominant presence amongst the vineyards of Pitsilia, with smatterings of the rare and ancient red variety of Maratheftiko. The grapes grown at these highest points are taken to two local winemakers for the production of excellent vintages.
This flourishing route passes through: Lemesos (Limassol), Trimiklini, Pelendri, Potamitissa, Dymes, Kyperounta, Chandria, Polystypos, Alona, Agros, Agios Ioannis and Agios Theodoros.
Courtesy of the CTO