Zambartas Xynisteri Sinlge Vineyard: A new Era for Xynisteri – Maria Massoura

Cypriot food&wine writer Maria Massoura joined us late September for the harvest of our Xynisteri Vineyard. She wrote a vivid article about what makes Xynisteri, and in particular our Xynisteri Single Vineyard such a unique wine!

Read her story in Greek or English

Highlighting the top 5 Cypriot wine producers and wines – Justin Keay for “The Buyer”

Justin Keay visited the Cyprus wine tasting at Vinter’s Hall in London at the end of October 2016 and wrote a to the point article for the British on-trade wine magazine “The Buyer”.

Pleaser read the article here:

Yiannis Karakasis MW “Wines of Purity and Character”

Yiannis Karakasis MW – ‘Zambartas Winery in Cyprus: Wines of purity and character’ – published on October 15, 2016

Please read the full blog post online:

Or download in PDF: yiannis-karakasis-mw

National Geographic Traveler NL

We are happy to be included in a travel reportage about Cyprus in National Geographic Traveler (Netherlands/Belgium Edition) September 2016.

The reportage was made by well known Dutch journalists Rick Nieman and Sacha de Boer.

Please find the Original article (in Dutch) here: national-geographic-nl or read the English Translation here:national-geographic-traveller-nl-english-translation

Maratheftiko featured in ‘Marmite’ culinary magazine Switzerland

Our Maratheftiko was featured in the esteemed Swiss Culinary Magazine Marmite in a lovely article written by Bettina Hoefer.

Please read it here:

Our see the PDF of the published copy:marmite

Awards at Decanter World Wine Awards in London

At this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, held in early May in London, we have received 1 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals. Our Rose 2015 was awarded with Silver and all the other wines we entered in the competition received Bronze; Xynisteri 2015, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Maratheftiko 2014 and our Lefkada –Shiraz 2014.

We are happy with our steady results at Decanter over the years and especially satisfied that all our wines entered were awarded, which shows a consistent quality across our range!


6 Medals at 9th Cyprus Wine Competition

We are happy to announce that we have been awarded 6 medals at this year’s Cyprus Wine Competition. Our wines were distinguished amongst 132 wine labels of 29 Cypriot wineries which participated in the 9th Cyprus Wine Competition.

Our Rose 2015 and Lefkada-Shiraz 2014 were both awarded with a Gold Medal and our Maratheftiko 2014, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Xynisteri Single Vineyard 2015 and Shiraz-Lefkada 2013 received Silver Medals.


Zambartas wines receives awards at Thessaloniki International Wine Competition

We have received a gold medal and two silver medals at the International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki 2016 where more than 500 wines were tasted blind. The award winning wines are Lefkada-Shiraz 2013, Zambartas Marhatheftiko 2014 and Zambartas Rosé 2015. It is the 3rd time in a row that Zambartas winery receives a gold medal during this competition.

Marcos adds: ‘It is always a nice feeling to see team effort being recognised and rewarded. The cooperating vinegrowers and all the colleagues have worked hard for these awards and I thank them. It is worth mentioning that Cyprus won a significant number of medals with wines at very competitive prices’.


Picture: Our dear friend Alex Copper represented us at the gala awards dinner in Athens and received the medals for us.

World Atlas of Wine | 7th edition

“World Atlas of Wine” 7th edition, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.

Zambartas Wineries was included, with label, in the latest edition of the “World Atlas of Wine” in the section South East Mediterranean region.

We are mentioned among the “best producers…..that make genuinely exciting wines” and our Rose label is included, described as “Evidence of Cyprus’ progress as a wine producer. Zambartas’ rather fine Rose is a blend of Lefkada and Cabernet Franc…”


Mediterranean and Teutonic wines with a sense of Place, David Williams

Mediterranean and Teutonic wines with a sense of Place, By David Williams

Published in The Guardian,

With a praise for our newly imported Zambartas Maratheftiko 2011, by Berry Bros & Rudd, UK.

Click here to download the pdf.