"The historical sweet desert wine. Harvested grapes are spread out in the sun to dry until their sugar density reaches 19-23 Baume. Once achieved, the grapes are crushed and fermented until the process stops naturally due to the high sugar content. The must is then aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. Similar to the solera system, the barrels are never completely emptied. New juice is added to the barrel containing old juice and the process begins again. St. John Commandaria is a sweet wine with a powerful bouquet filled with dried fruits, spices and oak. It is luscious and full-bodied." ~ Winery notes
Keo St. John
Keo Ltd., founded in 1927, began operations by acquiring its first winery in Limassol. The company is publicly owned, with the vine growers comprising approximately 90% of the shareholders. Keo is the largest industrial employer on the island, with over 600 employees. Each department is run by a team of thirty professionals that work together to exploit every opportunity to improve the company and increase sales. Keo has also expanded into the beer market by brewing Cyprus' only home brewed beer, Keo Beer.