The Cyprus Wine Museum started operation in November 2004, after 6 years of hard work (1998-2004) in restoring, expanding and decorating the 150 year old stone building.
Originally the building was an inn, where the wine merchants from the wine villages of Lemesos and Paphos used to meet, and overnight on their way to Lemesos main market. It is therefore quite certain that wine was enjoyed in the building in quantities over the last 100 years.
During the renovation period we had no way of knowing the significance of the site we had chosen for Cyprus’ only wine museum. After the Museum inauguration, evidence came to light that Erimi, the village where we stand, is the starting point of the cultivation of grapes and production of wine in Europe with history more that 5500 years.