``Your wine is your self``
“You close in a bottle the best elements and the air of your homeland and your love for them”.
AN ONGOING TRADITION
Kolios winery is located on a mountaintop, about one kilometre outside Statos Agios Fotios village, towards the Chrysorrogiatissa monastery in Paphos.
Next to the winery, at an altitude of 3000 feet, the organic vineyards of the family are found.
We cultivate the same land our ancestors have been cultivating for many generations.
Here, we have created the largest organic vineyard with Maratheftiko in Cyprus. We do not use chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides, but we nurture the vineyards using natural methods, according to the European standards for organic farming.
High altitude, plenty of sunshine and light calcareous soil, combined with the dry, yet cool summers, give grapes of unique quality with excellent taste and aromas.
Wild rugged mountains, deep gorges with pine-covered mountainsides and awe-inspiring cliffs is the scenery that God gifted Statos Agios Fotios and Panagia villages in Paphos.
Paphos forest is interconnected with the villages vineyards and the mouflons still wander through the vineyards, overlooking Paphos from 3000 feet high.
At the winery you can try a full range of the wines produced here.
- SHIRAZ – MERLOT
- CABERNET SAUVIGNON
- SAINT FOTIOS
- STATUS 99
- PERSEFONI DRY - MEDIUM
- CORNETTO DRY - MEDIUM
An international, noble variety, perfectly adjusted to the hot and dry climate of Cyprus.
From vineyards with the lowest production, it has excellent tasteful characteristics.
A full-bodied wine with rich, dense colour, aged in new oak barrels, that promises a unique wine experience.
The bottle should be opened an hour before the meal and it is served with game meat, red meat with sauces and matured cheeses.
The king of Cypriot wine varieties.
This wine reflects the power of the Cypriot land and the Mediterranean sun.
Mountain vineyards planted in calcareous soils, with very low grape production, give the highest degree of colour and flavour concentration.
Aged in oak barrels, it combines red fruits flavours, such as raspberry and cherry, with flavours of spices, smoke and chocolate.
Rich flavour, very well structured with unlimited, delightful aftertaste.
KOLIOS SHIRAZ – MERLOT
Two noble grape varieties in the same bottle.
A unique blend that combines the full-bodied Shiraz with the velvet character of Merlot.
Matured for twelve months in new oak barrels and then for three years in the bottle, it developes a complex bouquet of caramel, smoke and spices.
It is perfect for anyone that likes blends, not varietal wines.
KOLIOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The Cabernet-Sauvignon, deep red, full-bodied wine, is suitable for those preferring strong, tasty, aged wines.
After being aged in oak barrels, the wine stays in the bottle to develop the strong aromas of vanilla and exotic spices that characterise it.
It is served at 18οC, accompanying heavy meals with sauces and spices.
KOLIOS SAINT FOTIOS
A balanced red, dry wine, with intense flavour and soft tannins. It is characterised by its deep red colour and the great aromas of the Cypriot variety, Maratheftiko.
The mountainous, organic vineyards at a high altitude with maximum sunshine give an excellent result.
It is served at 16 – 18οC and it is perfect for mezes and red meat.
KOLIOS STATUS 99
A semi-dry red wine, suitable for those preferring a good, but not very dry red wine.
It is a good mixture of Cabernet and Mourvèdre varieties.
The little grape sugar remaining gives an enjoyable taste and a long, soft aftertaste.
It is served at 16 – 18οC and it is perfect for meat mezes, matured cheeses and pasta.
The new white wine of the winery.
We have revived the traditional variety “Spourtiko”, at the family vineyards, giving an appreciable result.
Bright green colour, intense bouquet with exotic fruits, white flowers and spices – aromas uncommon for a fresh white wine.
It is refreshing in the mouth, with herbal elements and fruity aromas dominating.
An enjoyable, lemony aftertaste that hints of citrus fruits.
It is perfect with seafood, grilled fish, sweet fruits and salads without lemon and vinegar.
KOLIOS PERSEFONI DRY - MEDIUM
The white, indigenous variety Xinisteri, planted in the mountains of Paphos in light calcareous soils at an altitude of 3000 feet, gives us this excellent white wine.
Attractive, bright colour with green reflections, flavoured with exotic fruits hints, it is one of the best Cypriot white wines.
Enjoy it cold with seafood, white meat, fruits and nuts.
KOLIOS CORNETTO DRY - MEDIUM
From the traditional variety Cyprus Mavro and vinified at low temperatures, it is characterised by the primary flavour of the variety, the freshness and the bright colour.
It is the perfect choice for anyone that prefers a light, pleasant and refreshing wine, especially for a summer lunch.
Enjoy it cold with meze and light dishes or with meat and pasta.
Long way up the mountainside for a small winery. Just to do a wine tour would not be worth while, however do go for lunch. Winery owned and ran by a lovely couple. Lunch cooked by the lady of the duo. It is scrumptious! Wine tasting over lunch was definitely enjoyable. Need to book for lunch and also they only deal in cash, no cards. Prices are very reasonable. Would go back again in warmer/sunnier weather just for the views.
We visited Kolios in February and it wasn’t too busy. The tour was very brief and we didn’t get to see any of the wine making process in action, just the cellar where they store the wines. The food was really good, the staff friendly and helpful, the views amazing. Set 3000ft above sea level and definitely worth a visit. The wine tasting before the meal was educational and we didn’t find a wine we didn’t like. The wine is very reasonably priced (from 5-14 Euros a bottle) and we bought lots to take home with us. Would recommend. They also cater for parties and weddings, etc.
- If your coming to Paphos you must book a visit to the Winery.The meze is to die for not your local tourist meze but orthintic village food..Then we come on to the wines, the Winery produse some of the best award winning wines in Cyprus, and in the world,and not forgotten some breathtaking views of the mountain of Cyprus..