The Anama Concept is the result of an inspiring partnership between oenologist Lefteris Mohianakis and jewellery designer Kristina Apostolou.
The Anama Concept is actually about a special, naturally sweet wine, made from sundried grapes. And a contemporary concept based on the foundations of the oldest historically recorded wine in the world, “Kyprion Nama”, and its successor, known today as “Commandaria”, thus produced from Cyprus’s indigenous grape varieties Xynisteri (white) & Mavro (red). The limited scale production is made using modern oenological methods and followed by a 2-year aging period in new oak barrels.
The wine’s “outfit” is custom-designed & made on an annual basis. Each & every bottle is labeled using precious materials and bares a unique hand-punched number, completing the product’s collectable profile.
Lefteris Mohianakis, the managing director and oenologist behind this very concept, having worked for several years in various wineries in Greece, Cyprus and New Zealand, is the person responsible for cultivating the vineyards and producing the wine itself. But he is not alone in this. By his side stands Cyprus born jewellery designer Kristina Apostolou, designer and creative director of the brand (who obtained her Bachelor degree with honors ffrom central Saint Martin’s), responsible for designing each year’s new bottle and precious label.
Together, both artists aspire to produce a refined & contemporary Authentic Cypriot product. An idea motivated by their common passion in reviving Cyprus’s most treasured heritage, wine & jewellery and which came to life in December 2009 with the launch of ‘anama 2007.
May 2011 : ‘Anama 2008 wins a silver award by Decanter WWA
May 2013 : ‘Anama 2009 wins a Commended award by Decanter WWA
May 2013 : ‘Anama 2010 wins a bronze award by Decanter WWA
September 2011: ‘Anama 2008 wins a product design award for its originality by International Designer’s Forum “design & design”, and earns the 2nd place in the top 10 best designs of 2011, voted by viewers from all around the world.