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WINERY EXPLORE TOURS CY

July 27 @ 13:00 - 14:30

“WET”
WINERY EXPLORE TOURS CY est. Sept 2022

“Wine Tasting & Winery Tours Events”

An initiative that aims to support Cyprus Wineries & Charity

“Join our journey to discover wines & wineries in Cyprus”

 OUR JULY 2024 GROUP EVENT

WET events at different wineries throughout Cyprus aim to be every month on the last Saturday except winter months

VENUE & HOSTS

“Highly recommended by our regular participant Jayne Westwood”

ZAMBARTAS WINERY LIMASSOL

Grigores Afxentiou 39, Ayavrosi̇yo Leymosun 4710

https://zambartaswineries.com/

 Our Story

The history of the Zambartas family in wine goes back to the 1970’s, when Akis Zambartas, a then young man, went to France to study Chemistry in Lyon and then Enology in Montpellier. He returned to Cyprus as the first university educated enologist of the island and was set for a successful career at one of the major wineries of the island.

His academic mind did not rest and in the 1980’s he conducted research that would change the course of the Cypriot wine industry 20 years later. In a four year long pioneering research he identified and recorded 13 lost Cypriot indigenous grape varieties.

Fast forward to 2006, and Akis decides to follow his dream of establishing his own boutique winery with the focus on making quality wine from indigenous varieties. The pivotal point was the decision of his son, Marcos Zambartas, to quit the corporate world and fly to Australia to become a winemaker.

Two years later Marcos returned from Australia with hands-on winemaking experience, a Dutch girlfriend and a Master degree in Winemaking from the University of Adelaide. He immediately joined his father on the cellar floor. The first years working together in the new winery were a constant quest for achieving quality and keeping true to our Cypriot identity.

Since then, Zambartas Wineries has grown to a production of 120.000 bottles a year and established itself as a pioneering, quality producer. We manage over 13 hectares of vineyards, both young and old, which are tended organically by our dedicated team. We have introduced the innovative ‘Single Vineyard’ Range and constantly look for ways to improve.

Marcos currently runs the winery together with his, by now, wife Marleen, and their team with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. New projects, goals and challenges lay ahead, which we take up with a lot of happiness, knowing that our wines are an integral part of people having a great time together.

EVENT PROGRAMME

Winemaker’s Selection with Canapés

DURATION: 70-90 min

Do you wish to learn about food and wine matching? Would you like to get to know the oeno-gastronomical variety of our island?

This experience will give you an insight by tasting 5 premium wines selected by Marcos Zambartas, with 5 matching canapes freshly prepared on the day. The canapes are made with local ingredients, and it is an opportunity for both locals and holidaymakers to experience something unique. The experience is completed with a barrel sample of our 9-year-old Commandaria.

Includes a selection of homemade canapés, traditional rusks, or fresh bread with organic olive oil and single-origin coffee after your tasting, and a behind-the-scenes look at our production area and cellar with our knowledgeable hostess.

PARTICIPANTS DIETARY REQUIREMENTS ACCOMMODATED

FEE (payable to WET co-organisers)

€30 per person inclusive

(Includes a charitable donation part of WET Mission)

(Extra beverages payable by consumption directly to the venue)

Please join us & support our initiative – all welcome!

Reservations:

Operations Manager/Event Organiser

Janice Ruffle

E: janiceruffle@gmail.com

T: +357 99156277

Photo caption: For all who had the honour of knowing Akis Zambartas, R.I.P. “our friend”.

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Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
13:00 - 14:30
Cost:
€30

Venue

Zambartas
Zambartas wineries Cyprus + Google Map

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