Turkish wines have a long and fascinating history that dates back over two thousand years. During this time, winemaking in Turkey has been heavily influenced by their vast range of cultural backgrounds – from Greek and Roman to Ottoman Empire – each leaving their own unique imprint on the vineyards and production styles.
Today, Turkish wines are known for their freshness and complexity; with local varietals such as Öküzgözü, Narince and Kalecik Karası leading the way. The majority of vineyards are found in the coastal regions of eastern Anatolia, where cooler climates allow for white varieties to thrive. However, warmer areas like Thrace are renowned for their deep reds, most notably Boğazkere and Kırmızı Kalecik Karası – both of which have won international awards.
Additionally, Turkey is home to some truly unique blends; these include Kayra Traditional White Blend – a stunning combination of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc – as well as Egeo Cadus Red Blend – a complex mix of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. All in all, Turkish wines offer something different; perfect for any occasion!