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Turkey is perhaps the most complex for the wine lovers due to its different varieties of local grapes. Now it is just one click away to Buy Turkish Wines Online.
If you are looking for a red wine with an excellent value for money then this section of our online wine shop is for you. On Wine Anatolia you can find a very careful selection of Turkish red wines, from Öküzgözü, Boğazkere, Kalecik Karası, Papaskarası to Merlot and Syrah. All red wines, for sale online and at affordable prices, which best represent our country, from small wineries that stand out for the attention to the quality of their products. Pair them with red meats, game and cheese and you won’t regret choosing our wine shop.
In this section of our online wine shop you can find a careful selection of the best Turkish white wines. Emir, Sultaniye, Misket and Yapıncak are some of the white wines that you can buy online at Wineanatolia.com. You can find them all at advantageous prices: many are discounted, exclusively or at cellar price. Moreover, the search for the best quality price ratio is the hallmark of our wine shop. Accompany them with white meat, fish-based dishes or serve them during the aperitif. You will not be disappointed by our wine offer.
Do you want to buy a high quality Turkish rosé wine at an indispensable price on an online wine shop? Then visit this page on WineAnatolia.com. You will find some valuable rosés produced by small wineries attentive to every single detail of their most famous wines or rosés at unbeatable prices and you can also buy the first rosé wine to be bottled in Turkey. Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon, Corinto, Grenache, Pinot & Noir to Syrah..Enjoy a glass of these wines with an appetizer, salami or white meat. And remember that rosé wines go perfectly with pizza.
Searching for a new alcoholic beverage? The drink made in Anatolia and known as Turkish raki has a history going back 300 years. Anise flavored alcoholic beverage from Turkey similar to the Greek Ouzo and Arabic Arak but is less sweet and therefore tastes better. Turkish Raki is a traditional sweetened, often anise-flavoured, alcoholic drink from Turkey. Raki is often served with seafood, Turkish Kebap or Meze. It is comparable to several other alcoholic beverages available around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Turkish Raki is The Sprit of Istanbul
Anatolia is the center of Turkish winegrowing. Wine production in Turkey goes back to 3,000 BC. The production of wine was limited by law during the Ottoman period. The restrictions were only lifted when Ataturk founded Turkey in 1923, and Turkey’s wine industry expanded rapidly from 1970 to 1980. The consumption by tourists helped the industry to boom. In the mid-1980s, many winegrowers placed more emphasis on quality than the quantity of the fine wine. (Read More About Wine History in Anatolia)
This new direction was quickly rewarded with international recognition and awards for individual varieties. Today, Turkish winegrowers produce around 80 million liters of wine annually, which is exported all over the world and is becoming increasingly popular with wine drinkers. Most of the grapes grow in the Marmara region, on the Aegean coast and in Central Anatolia. However, only about 5% of the grapes are processed into wine, the rest are either eaten, refined to syrup or dried to raisins.
The local grape varieties Bogazkere and Öküzgözü grow in the southeastern part of Turkey and are known for their 1A quality and give an excellent red wine, which also has its price. The Narince grapes grow in Tokat, in the north of Central Anatolia, and are processed into a tasty white wine. The Sauvignon Blanc grape also thrives on Turkish soil and under the Turkish sun. Wine growing, production and bottling are controlled and subject to strict criteria.
Wine Regions in Turkey
The most important wine-growing regions are in the Aegean region on the Aegean coast. In these areas, which have more moisture than the dry interior, almost two thirds of the wines are produced. 34 grape varieties are used for viticulture, 22 local and 12 international.
Marmaris and Thrace (the European part of Turkey): In the areas around Tekirdağ, Canakkale, Edirne, Kırklareli and Bilecik 40% of Turkish wines are produced. The red grape varieties: Papazkarası, Adakarası, Karaseker, Gamay, Pinot Noir and Cinsault. The following white grape varieties are used: Semillon, Yapıncak, Beylerce, Clairette, Misket and Riesling.
Aegean coast of Anatolia: 20% of Turkish wine production in the regions around İzmir, Manisa and Denizli. Calkarası, Grenache and Carignan as well as increasingly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are used as red grape varieties.
Gökçeada ( Imbros) & Bozcaada islands are located in Aegean region of Turkey.
On the Black Sea, which is considered the original home of the grapevines, there are smaller growing areas near Çorum, Tokat, Kastamonu and Samsun. The indigenous Dimrit, Sergikarası (red) and Narine (white) grapes are mainly used here.
Central Anatolia has a continental climate with harsh winters and hot summers. Kalecik Karası, Papazkarası, Dimrit, Bogazkere and Öküzgözü (all red varieties) and the white varieties Emir, Narince and Hasandede are grown here. The areas are at Ankara, Kırıkkale, Kırşehir and Niğde.
In Eastern Anatolia viticulture is practiced around Elazığ as well as in the Southeast Anatolian provinces Gaziantep, Mardin, Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakır. The main varieties are Öküzgözü, Bogazkere, Horozkarası (all red) as well as Narince, Dokulgen and Kabarcık.
Wine Grapes Of Anatolia
Turkey has more than 1.200 – 1.500 named grape varities of which 800 are genetically different. There are around 30 outstanding wine grape varieties among all these types. The indigenous and international grape varieties below are those that are widely used for wine making.
Adakarası, Alicante Bouchet, Barburi, Boğazkere, Bornova Misketi, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Cinsault, Çalkarası, Çavuş, Dimrit, Emir, Gamay, Grenache, Kalecik Karası, Karalahna, Kuntra, Malbec, Merlot, Narince, Öküzgözü, Papazkarası, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Sultaniye,Tempranillo,Vasilaki,Viognier. (Read More About Anatolian Grapes)
Structure of Viticulture in Turkey
The winegrowing scene is dominated by a few large wineries. The leap in quality of the past few years has just been initiated there. Due to the success of these goods, small wineries are currently being created along the lines of French companies (châteaux). Most of the approximately 100 Turkish winegrowers are very small and do not export. Since the vineyards are spread all over the country and the large wineries have an enormous need for grape material, the grapes often have to be transported a few hundred kilometers in refrigerated transport from the vineyard to the wineries.