Famous for its sweet Commandaria dessert wine (the world’s oldest named wine in continuous production) and home to an impressive 45 wineries, Cyprus makes a popular choice for wine lovers and there’s no better place to start a wine tour than the Cyprus Wine Museum. Housed in a 150-year-old converted inn, the museum is dedicated to the island’s long history of wine-making – a tradition dating back more than 5,000 years and kept alive through the island’s family-run wineries and wine tourist routes.
Visitors to the museum can learn about the age-old production process, as well as the modern practices of grape cultivation and aging, browse the fascinating collection of ancient wine jars, vases and medieval drinking vessels and even sample a glass of locally produced Commandaria.
The Cyprus Wine Museum is located in the village of Erimi, just west of Limassol and is open daily from 9am-5pm. Adult admission costs €4 or €5 including wine tasting.