Turkish Wine


Despite some 1,250 grape varietals grown in the Middle Eastern country of Turkey, only a scant percentage is now produced as wine. Turkey may be viewed as a relatively progressive Muslim country compared to some of its neighbors, but alcohol consumption is still quite low. Long ago, this was the part of the world that pretty much invented wine. There is evidence of ancient wine-making equipment found in Turkey that is believed to be at least 6000 years old. Wine was banned entirely during the 500 years of the Ottoman Empire, starting in the early 16th century, save for the small percentages of Jews and Christians who were allowed to make wine for religious purposes. When the empire collapsed after World War I, it was the first Turkish president,  Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the first commercial winery, Doluca, in 1925. Since then the industry has built up slowly, with mostly larger companies such as Kavaklidere, Pammukale, Mey Gida (formerly Tekel) and and a few boutique wineries Read more »

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  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Pedro Ximénez

    Ximénez, Jimenez, Ximénès, Pedro, Pedro Giménez, Pedro Jimenez, Pedro Khimenes, Pedro Ximénès, Pedro Ximenes De Jerez...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Subregions of Turkey

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  • Doluca

    For three generations, DOLUCA has been a part of the Turkish winemaking industry, reflecting its ...

  • Melen

    Şölenlerin, kutsamaların, tanrıların içkisi şarabın kıymetini anlatan hikayelerin sayısı azımsanm...

  • Sarafin

    Winemaking history began in the geographical area where Turkey stands today. The oldest remains r...

  • Idol Sarap

    Idol Winery, established in 2004 with a 100 hectar vineyard of its own, located in Izmir / Turkey...

  • Kavaklidere

    Kavaklıdere Winery, the first private sector wine producer in Turkey, is founded by Cenap And in ...

  • Wild Turkey

    Originally established in 1855 as the Old Moore Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Wild Turkey is one of...

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  • So much good wine... so little time.  Our Spanish tasting elsewhere (away ... Albania and Turkey (yes, Turkey does make decent wines - if you look and can find a Turkish friend to help you).Anyway, I will look for this wine as well.  Thanks for the tip @RF Read More

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  •  Slim Fit 180 Canada  Eating every now and again is have clear shed ... hamburger, chicken bosom, turkey, fish), and entire grain nourishments. http://www.supplements4lifetime.com/slim-fit-180-canada/&nbs Read More

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  • Thanksgiving - food, family, friendsDone - turkey ham, fixin's, stuffing, pies, chocolate parfait and.....I going to loosen my belt and undo the button on my pants.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.  Read More

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  •  Keto Lean  For a lunch bounteous with lean protein and lower in fat, attempt lean turkey and avocado on entire grain bread (sans the greasy mayo!). As to wheat pita bread sprinkled with hummus? Additionally, go after water as an option in contrast to your standard soft drink - it'll a man hydrated including the additional sugar and fat.  http:/... Read More

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  • Keto Thrive  It For a lunch stacked with lean protein and lessened in fat, attempt lean turkey and avocado on entire grain bread (sans the greasy mayo!). What about entire wheat pita bread plunged in hummus? Additionally, go after water rather than your standard soft drink - it'll keep you hydrated your additional sugar and Weight Loss Tips calo... Read More

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  • Saturday October 27th from 6-10pmJoin us for a harvest dinner featuring Char ... pour)Entrée: Smoked Turkey w/ turkey gravy and Beef Brisket w/ au jus accompanied by Mashed Root Vegetable and Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts paired with a glass of TOVW Cab Franc (3 oz pour)Dessert: Chocolate Pecan Pie paired with a glass of Malbec (1 oz pour)A... Read More

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  • While numerous calorie counters expect to get more fit to look provocative and ... pounds. Composing a "turkey sandwich" isn't particular enough.https://www.epbhub.com/therma-trim/&nbs Read More

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  • Viantis Male Enhancement Are penile enhancement exercises REALLY effective? If ... ... store for lunch, bring a turkey sandwich (hold the mayo!) and an apple to work. Then snack on a small bag of peanuts in the afternoon to get you through the day. Simple healthy changes in your lifestyle will certainly increase your sexual vigor and performan... Read More

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  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux ... ... lunch [traditional roast turkey];a Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Cuvee Maelie from Domaine Jean Tardy et fils 2010 and a Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard Savigny-les-Beaune 2011.Only three of us were drinking red and opinion was divided as to which was the bett... Read More

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  • Pinot Noir can pair with just about anything, even turkey.  I think it's time to look at Zinfandels again. Read More

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  • Where can I find very very sweet wine in Ankara, Turkey?

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  • The Idol rosé wine was a perfect addition to our Holiday in Side, altough you cannot find anything about this rosé on the internet. We had this wine in the brand new Barut Sensatori Sorgun hotel and it is better than a lot of French rosés;

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  • You CANNOT get a bad wine here. I live in Ankara and just get the cheapest reds so I can wind down after work. I am actually a fan of New World wines normally because the cheaper European reds are the stuff migraines are made of, but the wines here in Turkey are very clean and you always feel good. The taste is somewhere between South Africa and...

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  • Check out (Turkish Wines 4 Me) on facebook all about Turkish Wine

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  • Dreadful wines, truly dreadful. The whites particularly are pure salad dressing. Almost as bad as Greece plus and there's a 400% tax on the stuff locally. No wonder nobody there drinks it.

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  • Yes, I just returned from Turkey and would like to purchase the Angora red I had at a hotel called Agora Life. Can you help me. I live in VA and the only store listed was in NYC. Thanks.

    Comment by 533478gerrywag 533478 gerrywag

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