The history behind a glass of Cypriot wine!
Situated in Ermi, a village on the western outskirts of Limassol, the Cyprus Wine Museum is a beautiful stone building and stepping inside is like stepping into the island’s history…
The Cyprus Wine Museum stands at the crossroads of some of the old wine routes of Cyprus and in the area the first wines in the Mediterranean were made – a fact that has been scientifically verified. The museum is housed in a beautifully renovated two-storey stone house that has been owned by the same family for generations. Anastasia Guy, the well known local composer, decided that she would love to create the only wine museum in Cyprus in the building and it took six years for the work to be completed – but the results are stunning!
The Cyprus Wine Museum gives a creative and innovative insight into the long and colourful history of wine making in Cyprus and includes a variety of beautiful artefacts that have been loaned by the Cyprus Museum as well as wall photographs and an interesting audio-visual presentation that documents the development of the island’s wine industry..
On the lower ground floor is the Hilarion Hall which is the wine-tasting room and cellar with wines from more than 32 local wineries to choose from, which can be bought at attractive prices. The Hilarion Hall can also be booked for weddings, baptisms and a wide range of company meetings and social functions.
Outside the museum there are two attractive courtyards which are perfect places for relaxing and ‘soaking up the atmosphere’ and in the western courtyard there is a small open-air theatre which is the setting for dramatic and musical performances during the summer months
- The Cyprus Wine Museum is open seven days a week, 09.00 – 5.00 p.m. and is situated on the main road through Erimi by the old bridge and dry river on the Episkopi side.