Gastronomos Award for ‘Best Rosé Wine’

We are delighted to have been awarded the award for ‘Best Rosé Wine’ of the island, during the yearly Gastromos Event held on 26 February in Nicosia. With this yearly event, Kathimerini Newspaper pays tribute to local products of excellence.

A professional tasting comitteé consisiting of sommeliers and wine writers conducted a blind tasting  and our Rosé was selected for the award this year.

We congratulate all other companies awarded for their products. Cypriot nature provides us a wealth of beautiful and tasty products and we must all work together for our island’s nature preservation for future generations.

Watch the Gastronomos video that pays tribute to our Rosé wine and the Lefkada Vineyard here: http://

More about the awards:

The Eastern Mediterranean Pioneers – Jerusalem Post

An article in the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s largest English language newspaper,  by wine writer Adam Montefiore.

Read the article (in English) HERE

Summer in a Bottle, Cyprus Rosé on the rise!

Summer in a Bottle, by Mathew Stowell for Amathus Beach Hotel Magazine, featuring Cyprus Rosé as seriously good wine.

‘The past decade Cyprus’ Rosé has justifiably moved from the beach bonfire to the formal dining room’

Read the article:  Rose Article Amathus Beach Hotel ( in English)

2 Gold Medals at Cyprus Wine Competiton

Zambartas Wineries was awarded with 2 Gold Medals during this year’s Cyprus Wine Competiton, held in April. An international jury of enologists, sommeliers and wine writers judged a large selection of Cypriot wines.

Our Mataro-Yiannoudi 2017 and Koukouvagia Red 2017 both were awared with a gold medal and judged among the top of the competition.

Gold Medal at International Rose Championship

Our Zambartas Rosé 2018 has been awarded with a Gold Medal in the International Rose Championship 2019. Our Rose ended 4th in the Competition, with a overal score of 89.5 and was one of the only 6 Gold Medals.

We are very proud that our deeply couloured signature Rosé was judged to be among the very top in a competition with entries from all over the world, representing different Rosé styles.

The high level 15 member judging commitee was chaired by Master of Wine and  well known Rosé specialist Elisabeth Gabay, and included other high level tasters such as John Salvi MW and Romana Echensperger Mw.

For more information and the full list of results:



Ivan Barbic MW – Die Wiege des Weins

‘Die Wiege des Weins’  by Ivan barbic MW, in Schweiz am Wochenende, 24 November 2018.

A write up by Master of Wine Ivan Barbic. In German

PDF here:AZ_E-Paper_Zypern-die Wiege des Weins_Nov_2018 (002)

Message in a bottle – Jerusalem Post November 2018

Message in a Bottle’ – Wine Talk by Adam Montefiore in the Jerusalem Post Magazine, 30 November 2018.

Featuring Zambartas and Vlassides Wineries, exporting to Israel.

Online version:

For PDF:Message in a bottle – Jerusalem Post November 2018

Silver Medal at International Rose Championship 2018

Our Zambartas Rose 2017 was awarded with a Silver Medal at the 2018 edition of the International Rose Championship held in Krakow in March, under the auspices Mrs. Elisabeth Gabay MW and Amorim Group.

Over 200 Rose wines from 15 different countries participated and only 30% of the the contestants received a medal. The Jury consisted of a variety of very experienced people in the wine industry, such as Masters of Wine, journalists, enologists and sommeliers.

The silver medal shows our that our Rose continues to be a wine of class and quality and we are excited to see it can stand next to quality Rose wines from all over the world!

Read the full results here:

Article in Schweizerische Weinzeitung – March 2018

A lovely write up and high tasting scores in one of  Switzerland’s most serious wine magazines!

Open in PDF: Schweizerische Wein Zeitung March 2018 – (In German)

Article in VINUM Magazine Switzerland

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