Taste famous Cappadocian wines come up from tufa
Turkey has been one of the earliest wine-producing regions of the world. Turkey is home to between 600–1250 indigenous varieties of Vitis vinifera (the European grapevine). Less than 60 of these are grown commercially. With over 1,500,000 acres (6,100 km2) planted under vine, Turkey is the world's fourth-leading producer of grapes and sixth in terms of grape production. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey’s first president, established the country’s first commercial winery in 1925.

There are five main wine producing regions, Marmara and Thrace, Aegean, Central Anatolian, Mediterranean, and the South East. Almost 300 wineries produce almost 70 million liters of wine per year. Some of the most popular red wine grapes are Bogazkere known for it tannins, Kalecik Karasi perhaps the best red known for its figs, roses and strawberry notes, Karasakiz a simple wine that adds some body, Çalkarasi which produces pleasant fruity wines, and Öküzgözü known for strong acidity and fruity floral wines. The most well-liked white grapes include, Narince, possibly the best white as it turns out rich wines capable of ageing and Sultaniye a low acid, Emir and Dimrit which produces dry unique wines in Cappadocia, easy to quaff fruity wine.

Emir represents twenty five per cent of local grape production. Vintage is made late September.
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