SAINT HILLARION HALL AND ITS PERMANENT EXHIBITION
On the lower ground floor is the wine tasting-room –‘The St Hillarion Hall’, with wines from 38 wineries of Cyprus, displayed in a series of alcoves in the stone walls and the serving bar is made up from large wine casks.
It is here that visitors can relax and enjoy some of the different wines, accompanied by traditional Cypriot delicacies, and also attend a brief lecture by one of our professionals about grape varieties and the wine regions of Cyprus. Occasionally seminars about the methods of wine tasting, the history of Cypriot wine and generally about the wine tradition of the island, are held in the ‘St Hillarion Hall’.
Visitors van wander from the wine-tasting room out into the traditional eastern courtyard where there is a display of traditional equipment that includes the stone pits where the grapes wee crushed, the distillation equipment used for making the traditional spirit Zivania and a number of Pitharia –the red clay jars in which wine was fermented and stored.