Fikardos Winery sources all of its Maratheftiko grapes from its own organic vineyards in Pano Arodes village and from two Maratheftiko producers in Kalepia and Kili villages. All of our Maratheftiko grapes are grown in limestone soil at an altitude of between 450-650 metres above sea level.

Maratheftiko is one of the rarest red grape varieties in Cyprus. Today, although it still represents only 3% of cultivated vineyards on the island, it has become extremely popular among Cyprus winemakers and wine enthusiasts. Maratheftiko produces wines with deep, bright red color, soft tannins, high acidity and dark berry and floral aromas.

Fikardos Maratheftiko Taste Notes

Medium ruby color, with aromas of dark plum, blackberry and hints of violet. Pleasant acidity, gentle tannins and forest fruit dominating the palate.

Variety: Maratheftiko (100%)
Type: Red Dry
Vintage: 2014
Alcohol: 12.5%
Matured in oak barrels for 10 months

Food Pairing

Maratheftiko pairs very well with red meat dishes such as Grilled Beef Steak, Pot-Roasted Beef and Spicy Barbecued Leg of Lamb. The traditional Cyprus dishes Kleftiko, Rabbit Stifado and Afelia are also excellent choices.


Thessaloniki International Wine Awards 2018, Bronze Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, Bronze Medal

Cyprus Wine Competition 2006, Silver Medal


Great Cypriot Maratheftiko at Fikardos Winery. Dr. Matthew Horkey, Exotic Wine Travel, 18 May 2017

Transitional Wines. George Kassianos, Sunday Mail, 19 March 2017

Personal wine selection for 2012. Ondřej Vrabec,, September 2012

Fikardos Wines

Fikardos Winery works in close cooperation with vine growers and always aims in selecting the best grapes for vinification. Besides working with international varieties the winery gives strong emphasis to Cyprus Indigenous varieties.

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