The wines of Cyprus date back to ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian times. Enjoyed in abundance since the days of antiquity, Cyprus wines have been of great importance to local life through the ages. Testifying to their importance is the recent discovery in Pafos of old coins depicting a vine on one side, evidence that wine was a major source of the island's wealth. There is further proof of their significance in the portray also the first wine makers making merry across the mosaics floors in Pafos at the House of Dionysus, the god of wine.
Middle Ages the famous Commandaria wines were enjoyed by travelers to the Holy
Land, while in the 19th century, wines were sold in goat skins. The
proliferation of new wineries in the last few decades shows Cypriots remain
true to their proud wine making tradition.The art of making wine was very well
known in Cyprus well before the accounts of Greek geographer Strabo around the
time of Christ. Botanical remains confirming the presence of vines on the
island have been found at Neolithic and Chalcolithic archaeological sites in