The best wines of Turkey

Discover the best wines of Turkey as well as the best winemakers of Turkey and estates of Turkey to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Turkey and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Turkey by region

Looking for a good wine of Turkey among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Turkey. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Turkey with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Turkey

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Want to buy a red wine of Turkey cheap or sell a red wine of Turkey at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Turkey

Red wines from the region of Turkey go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or pork such as recipes of beef tournedos with boursin, tripe in the style of caen or quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Turkey

On the nose the red wine of the region of Turkey. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, floral or earth and sometimes also flavors of microbio, oak or spices.

The best vintages in red wine of Turkey

  • 2020 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.33/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.29/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.28/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.27/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.23/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Turkey

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Turkey

A wine route planned in the region of Turkey? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Turkey.

Discovering the wine region of Turkey

Turkey, located on the Anatolian peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, produces more grapes than any other country in the world. However, only a very small proportion of these grapes are made into wine; as a predominantly Muslim nation, Turkey's per capita Alcohol consumption is very low. The lack of wine production in Turkey is highly ironic, as wine historians believe that viticulture and winemaking originated in this Part of the world. Archaeological projects in Turkey and neighboring countries in the Levant have uncovered evidence suggesting that primitive Vine Breeding was part of life here more than 6,000 years ago, which explains the abundance of wine grapes (vinifera).

The most commonly used wine grapes in Turkey are those used as table grapes, the only use they could be put to during the seven centuries of Ottoman rule. Ampelographic research has suggested that Turkey is home to between 500 and 1000 distinct varieties of vinifera grapes. Although Turkey's wine history is one of the oldest in the world, the modern Turkish wine industry is very Young. Turkey only began producing wine again in 1925, as a symbol of the nation's modernization and westernization.

The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, established the country's oldest winery. The largest winery in modern Turkey is owned by tobacco giant Tekel (whose name translates as "monopoly"), now a subsidiary of British American Tobacco. Turkey's transcontinental location, between the deserts of Arabia (its eastern neighbours are Syria, Iraq and Iran) and the seas of Eastern Europe (the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea), results in significant climatic variations within its borders. While the western coastal regions have a temperate Mediterranean Climate, with hot, Dry summers and milder, wetter winters, the northern regions (on the Black Sea) have significantly higher humidity in summer and colder winters.

Great white wines of Turkey

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Turkey

White wines from the region of Turkey go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of cannelloni of meat, pasta with sardines and olives or quiche without pastry, courgette and blue cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Turkey

On the nose the white wine of the region of Turkey. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, tree fruit or black fruit and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, floral or vegetal.

The best vintages in white wine of Turkey

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.95/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Turkey

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Roussanne
  • Marsanne
  • Narince
  • Viognier

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Turkey

A wine route planned in the region of Turkey? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Turkey.

Discover the grape variety: Kalecik karasi

This grape variety is native to Turkey, where it is very well known and highly appreciated. It is virtually unknown in France and even less so in other wine-producing countries. Still in Turkey, we can find a white grape variety called kalecik also known as hasandede beyazi.

Great sparkling wines of Turkey

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Turkey

Sparkling wines from the region of Turkey go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal cutlets with cream sauce, banh mi sandwich or rabbit in white wine (casserole).

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Turkey

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Turkey. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, citrus fruit or earth and sometimes also flavors of microbio, oak or red fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Turkey

  • 2016 With an average score of 3.92/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.56/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.30/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Turkey

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kalecik Karasi
  • Emir
  • Pinot Noir
  • Yapincak

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Turkey

A wine route planned in the region of Turkey? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Turkey.

The word of the wine: Girl

Equivalent of the Lyon pot with a capacity of 29 cl.

Great pink wines of Turkey

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Turkey

Pink wines from the region of Turkey go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or lamb such as recipes of sliced beef with peppers, buckwheat cake à la bretonne or lamb breast with onions and tomato sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Turkey

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Turkey. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, non oak or earth and sometimes also flavors of vegetal, spices or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Turkey

  • 2008 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.65/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Turkey

  • Kalecik Karasi
  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Calkarasi
  • Öküzgözü
  • Karasakiz

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Turkey

A wine route planned in the region of Turkey? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Turkey.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

Great sweet wines of Turkey

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Turkey

Sweet wines from the region of Turkey go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef bourguignon with cookéo, lamb chops with spanish sauce or chicken tagine with lemon confit (marrakech style).

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Turkey

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Turkey. often reveals types of flavors of earth, oak or tree fruit and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, non oak or spices.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Turkey

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.75/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Turkey

  • Misket Cherven
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Sultaniye
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Turkey

A wine route planned in the region of Turkey? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Turkey.

The word of the wine: Deep

A rich, complex wine that lingers on the palate and gradually reveals a strong potential for aroma and structure.

Great natural sweet wines of Turkey

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Want to buy a natural-sweet wine of Turkey cheap or sell a natural-sweet wine of Turkey at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Turkey

Natural sweet wines from the region of Turkey go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef such as recipes of beef gravlax.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Turkey

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Turkey. often reveals types of flavors of oak.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Turkey

  • 2016 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Turkey

  • Tannat

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Turkey

A wine route planned in the region of Turkey? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Turkey.

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

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