Article in VINUM Magazine Switzerland

An article about Cyprus wines in the respected wine magazine Vinum in Switzerland by Rudolf Trefzer. ( In German)


Bronze Medal at the International Rose Championship

We were delighted to find out that our Rose 2016 received a Bronze Medal at the first edition of the International Rose Championship 2017, held under the auspices of Rose expert Elizabeth Gabay MW.

With more than 180 samples entered from varied countries such as France, Australia, Spain, Italy and Israel, we are very happy that our Rose was one of the 50 wines that got awarded a medal. Rated with over 84 points, it shows that it can compete with rose wines from all over the world and be judged among the top!

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

We are delighted to see that our wines performed well again in this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards! We are especially excited that our Shiraz-Lefkada 2013 received 91 points; the patience to age this wine a bit longer in our cellar was rewarded.

Our 2017 competition results are as follows:

Shiraz- Lefkada 2013 – Silver – 91 Points

Xynisteri 2016 – Bronze – 88 Points

Rose 2016 – Bronze – 87 Points

Maratheftiko 2015 – Bronze – 86 Points

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36 Hours in Cyprus – New York Times

36 Hours in Cyprus by Seth Sherwood – New York Times, 2 April 2017

A lovely alternative guide to Cyprus from the New York Times. What to do in 36 hours? Drink our Xynisteri Single Vineyard!

QUOTE: ‘Tip: The Zambartas winery’s take on Xynisteri — a native Cypriot white grape — is a complex, full-bodied wine with hints of melon, honey and green apple.’

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2 Medals at Cyprus Wine Competition 2017

We received 2 silver medals at the 10th Cyprus Wine Competition, held from 3-5 May in Paphos. Over 140 samples of Cyprus’ wines were tasted by an international jury panel. Our Shiraz-Lafkada 2015 and our Xynisteri 2016 both received a silver medal.

Marcos and Christodoulos receive the awards from Mr. Hadjipavlu

Schweizer Illustrierte – ‘Zypern Trend und Tradition’

We were included in a travel story published by well known Swiss Newspaper ‘Schweizer Illustrierte’  together with TUI Travel group.

A lovely article showing Cyprus’ true nature and tradition as well as its modern vibe!

PDF in German:Schweisser Illustrierte & TUI – Travel story

Jancis Robinson – ‘The Cyprus Wine Revolution’

Jancis Robinson – ‘The Cyprus Wine Revolution’

Article with tasting notes and rates by Jancis Robinson, including our wines, following a tasting in London.

Access in PDF here:Jancis Robinson Tasting London

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Cyprus’s Vineyard Treasure Trove – Jancis

Cyprus’s Vineyard Treasure Trove – by Dr. Jose Vouillamoz

A very interesting article by Dr. Jose Vouillamoz (co- author of Wine Grapes) on a recent visit to Cyprus about indigenous varieties, where Marcos invited him to see our ‘Margelina’ vineyard from 1921.

The article can be accessed online at:

Or read the full article here in PDF: jancis robinson

Marcos and Dr. Jose Vouillamoz in Margelina Vineyard

A minute with Marcos Zambartas- Interview in Cyprus Mail

Would you like to get to know Marcos, other than for his ‘wine life’? Read this short and fun interview with Marcos in the Cyprus Mail and get a more complete picture of the man behind the wine 🙂

Read the interview here online or in PDF (with pictures): A minute with Marcos- Cyprus Mail Dec 2016

Gastronomos Award for our Xynisteri Single Vineyard – Kathimerini Newspaper

Our Xynisteri Single Vineyard 2015 got awarded as the ‘best Xynisteri of 2016’ by Gastronomos Magazine of Kathimerini Newspaper, during an evening dedicated to Cypriot quality food and drinks  early December 2016. It was an honour to be awarded this title and to be choosen from the many good Xynisteri’s available on the island. An encouraging recogniton to continue our focus on our indigenous variety Xynisteri!

Please read the article here in Greek, and watch the video, it is worth it!