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Cyprus’ vineyards dedicated to quality wine

Cyprus boasted over 14,000 vineyard holdings in 2015 covering an area of 7,781 hectares (ha), the majority of which were dedicated to quality wine, the European statistical service said on Tuesday.

According to Eurostat, there were 14,202 vineyard holdings on the island with 87.4 per cent, or 6,798 ha dedicated to quality wine.

Most of that, or 93.6 per cent, was PGI – Protected Geographical Indication – the name of an area used as a description of an agricultural product or a foodstuff, which comes from that area or has a specific quality attributable to that area.

The remaining 6.4 per cent was PDO, or Protected Designation of Origin, the name of an area used as a designation for an agricultural product or a foodstuff that comes from that area or has a quality determined by the geographical environment.

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At the age of ten Sophia moved from Sweden in 1998 and has since lived in several locations around the world including Spain, and has been residing in North Cyprus for four years now. Her educational background is in marketing, hotel management and real estate, and she now works as a real estate agent and is editor in chief for New Cyprus Magazine. If you any questions for Sophia, please write to: sophia@newcyprusmagazine.com.