Turkish wines not often seen on sale, however it is not means that Turkey does not have its own wine culture. On the contrary she there are more than one hundred years, some historians even believe that The first wine appeared on Turkish soil.
Like it or not, it’s not known however, in modern Turkey, despite suitable climatic conditions and large areas of vineyards, not much attention is paid to wine (main the reason is Islam, which does not encourage alcohol addiction). Only about 3% of the crop goes to the production of a noble drink.
Wine Regions of Turkey
The following are considered wine regions: Cappadocia, Diyarbakir, Marmaru, Elazig. Widely used as local grape varieties (Öküzgözü, Bogazkere), as well as traditional, grown in many countries (Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Carignan, Alicante).
The most popular Turkish wines
The most expensive and sophisticated the brands Kavak and Cankaya (white), Dikmen and Ruby (red) are considered Villa Doluca (red and white), Yakut (red and pink).
Among the more accessible, stand out wines Sarafin, Pamukkale, Idol, Selendi, Umurbey.
Imported wine in Turkey costs expensive, and usually secured Turks buy it. Generally submitted the range of local wines is wide enough, and to find an affordable analogue (with some reservations) promoted international brand is not difficult.