Turkey

Turkey is a dynamic – market economy strategically located between Europe and Asia, bordering the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas.
 
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
 
Climate: Temperate; hot, dry summers with mild winters.
 
Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia.

What does Turkey have in common with Napa Valley?

Turkey’s wine growing regions are situated at the same latitude as Napa Valley.

Where is Turkey ranked in total grape production?

Turkey ranks 6th in the world in total grape production and has the 4th largest vineyard area in the world after Spain, France and Italy.

Where is Turkey ranked in top travel destinations?

Turkey is one of the top ten tourist destinations with Istanbul being the top visited cities in the world according to TripAdvisor.

How much wine does Turkey produce each year?

Turkey’s annual wine production is around 8 million cases. 75% of the total number of all plant species found in Europe grow in Turkey.

How many different varietals originate from Turkey?

Turkey has more than 800 genetically different indigenous varietals.

Has Turkish wine been recognized around the world?

Between 2011 and 2013 Turkish wines won more than 1,000 medals in prominent competitions throughout the world.

TERROIR

TERROIR

Turkey has five distinct wine regions. With terroir so diverse, each region produces vastly different flavors.
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VARIETALS

VARIETALS

While Turkey has more than 800 genetically different indigenous varietals, there are several most loved.
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HISTORY OF TURKISH WINE

HISTORY OF TURKISH WINE

Wine historians and ampelographers believe that the southeast part of Turkey was the origin of grape domestication, dating back to 9,000 BC. Turkey’s wine history is a reflection of the political and social climate of each period.
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