Turkish Wineries & Vineyards

Here are some of the major wineries producing vintages you may enjoy during your trip to Turkey:

Doluca

today presents over 40 different products to its consumer’s delight. Paying as much meticulous attention to consumer relations as to production quality, especially after Ahmet Kutman’s daughter Sibel Kutman and son Ali Kutman, joined the company as members of the third generation, DOLUCA has attained a broader contemporary outlook and embraced the mission of developing and enhancing the cultural awareness of wine in Turkey. www.doluca.com

Kavaklıdere

which was founded in 1929 has a product range of 49 wines and was the first private sector wine producer in Turkey, and has steadily developed to become Turkey’s leading wine producer. The company owns 550 hectares of vineyards, located in Ankara-Akyurt, Cappadocia-Gulsehir and Aegean-Kemaliye-Pendore in the most important wine-producing areas of Anatolia. Kavaklidere Wines has a storage capacity for 19.5 million litres and exports almost 20% of its production. www.kavaklidere.com

Kayra

– The Elazig Winery in Eastern Anatolia was established in 1942, and the Sarkoy Winery in Thrace was established in 1996 with annual capacities of 4.7 and 4.5 million litres respectively. The wide variety of Kayra wines offer diversity under the brands Kayra Imperial, Kayra Vintage, Buzbag Rezerv, Terra, Leona and Buzbag. Today, Kayra’s fine unique tastes from Anatolia are listed in many international fine dining restaurants and are receiving awards in international competitions. www.kayrawines.com

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Likya

is a chateau producer, producing wines only from its own vineyards which are located in the Elmali town of Antalya. Antalya is located in southern Turkey (Mediterranean). Likya vineyards are located at 1100 metres altitude. Likya refers to the Lycian civilization in Turkish. It is a Project of re-birth of an ancient city of wine. Vineyards are located in the ancient terroir of Arykanda and Oenoanda. Both are ancient Lycian cities. Arykanda has a winery in the city. www.likyawine.co.uk

Pamukkale

– The Pamukkale Winery was founded in 1962 by the eldest one of the Tokat brothers, Fevzi Tokat, in the north of the province Denizli in the city of Guney. Production capacity is approximately 4 million litres per year and the Pamukkale Winery has achieved one of the most modern arrangements between Turkey and Europe. Since 1989, 20% of Pamukkale Winery’s wine production has been for Germany and France, and also exported globally. www.pamukkalesarap.com

Selendi

Selendi Wines was established in 2000. The vineyard in Akhisar was planted in land that was previously a tobacco farm and is 80m above sea level. It consists of 1.5 acres of vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz as the grape varieties. About 6000-7000 bottles have been produced every year since 2004. The winery is located at the centre of the vineyard and has the highest quality equipment necessary for best quality wine. www.selendi.com.tr

Sevilen

In 1942, after having discovered vineyards and winemaking in France, Mr. Isa Guner, a first generation immigrant from Bulgaria, founded his own winery in Izmir, Turkey. Today, Sevilen produces grapes for premium wines on two sites: The Aegean Area, and Anatolian Plateau. After having totally restructured part of his vineyard, plus adding new plantations, the Sevilen Group now produces one million bottles annually of qualitative wines. www.sevilengroup.com

Turasan

Turasan is a small winery located in the Esbelli neighborhood of Göreme, Cappadocia.

Vinkara

was founded in Kalecik, Ankara in 2003 on 590 acres of land with a modern production facility and vineyard at an altitude of 650 meters. The vineyard had been planted on 412 acres neighbouring the Kizilirmak River in the Kalecik region which has a unique place in the Turkish wine industry with its special microclimate. 60% of the vineyard has been allocated to the Kalecik Karasi grape. Production Capacity is 1.5 million litres. www.vinkara.com


Turkish Wines

Turkish Wine Grapes

Doluca

Kavaklıdere

Kayra

Kocabağ

Pamukkale

Selendi

Sevilen

Vinkara

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