Fikardos Winery’s private vineyards are located in two areas in the Pafos region, the Pano Arodes and Choulou village. The rest of the grapes used by the winery are sourced by local vine-growers from the nearby villages of Tsada, Stroumpi, Polemi, Letimpou, Kathikas and Killi. The winery has been working with the same vine-growers since the beginning. This close cooperation ensures that the quality of the grape is exceptional.

Pano Arodes vineyard:

The vineyard is located at an altitude of 650-700 meters in an area called “furnia”. The entire vineyard has been planted on the northern-east side of the mountain facing the Troodos mountain range, the soil is mostly limestone. Winters here can be very cold with average temperatures reaching 7 degrees celsius. Summers remain relatively cool because of the west blowing winds from the Akamas national park and the close proximity to the sea. At the vineyard we use grape pomace as a fertilizer and only biological means to eliminate or reduce pests and diseases. The unique microclimate of the area makes it an ideal location to cultivate Maratheftiko, Mataro, and Shiraz.

Pano Arodes vineyards

Choulou vineyards

In Choulou village we have vineyards in two locations. At the first location we find the ‘Karias’ and ‘Ammos’ vineyards at an altitude of 350 meters just next to Ezousa river. At these vineyards we cultivate the indigenous grape varieties Xinisteri / Xynisteri and Giannoudi but also the rare Altesse. The soil here is alluvial with a lot of pebbles and is quite fertile. This demands a strict management of the vigor of Xinisteri and Giannoudi so we can ensure concentration of flavor. Despite being at a low altitude, the average temperatures in the valley remain low. Cool wind from the surrounding hills and the Troodos mountain in the north descent during the night. This creates a big diurnal temperature variation (difference between day and night temperature) that ensures our grapes are not only ripe but retain a lot of their natural acidity.

Choulou village vineyards

The second location is at an altitude of 450 meters just north of Choulou village. Here you can find the ‘Malountena’ vineyard where we cultivate Altesse and Giannoudi. The soil is very calcareous with sandy rocks and marine fossils. The soil here is very poor (low organic matter) which translates into low yields and more concentration.