Since it was founded in 1927, KEO has grown into the largest and most prestigious beverage supplier on the island of Cyprus with a thriving export trade to much of Europe, the US, Canada and the Middle East. 

 

KEO is a public limited company formed in 1927 with its shares quoted and trading in the Cyprus Stock Exchange. It is a member of the Hellenic Mining Group whose varied interests in mining, cement production, consumer goods and banking make it the largest industrial group in Cyprus.

KEOís growth and its rise to the eminent position of the leading Wine making and Brewing industry on the island, cannot but be attributed to the high quality of all KEO products; strong household names on the island for decades. KEO markets a wide variety of wines, spirits and liqueurs as well as KEO Beer and St. Nicholas mineral water, locally and in over thirty countries worldwide.

 

The KEO Brewery was the first to be built in Cyprus. Production of KEO Beer -a Pilsner type Lager Beer- started early in 1951. The original brewery had a small production capacity of about 300,000 gallons annually. In order to meet the ever-increasing demand, the company has carried out substantial extensions to the plant and the equipment now used being the most up-to-date machinery in the brewing industry. The brewery is currently capable of producing over 30,000 hectoliters of beer monthly. 

 

The KEO winery in Limassol is a modern establishment with a storing capacity of about 45 million litres. In addition, KEO operates three more wineries situated in the Krasochoria region of the Troodos mountain range.   Mallia and Pera Pedi wineries are amongst the first to be built on the island. These wineries are close to vineyards where research is carried out in an effort to increase and safeguard the varieties of grapes, selecting those that will yield the best quality of wine when grown under the local climate. 



The LAONA boutique winery, established in 1986 near Arsos village, has been taken on the family of KEO wineries in 1993. 



Situated in the heart of the Troodos vineyards at an altitude of approximately 1,000 metres the winery uses noble grape varieties, producing a range of wines carrying exclusively the name of this vinegrowing region, famous for cultivating Cyprus indigenous grape varieties.

Experimenting with new varieties and cultivation methods has proved essential to winemaking. A great deal of resources and funds have been invested in MALLIA, into the rediscovering of Cyprus indigenous grape varieties, many of which date back to the classical times, a period when the Cyprus wines reflected the islandís heritage and were so much praised.



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