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Last updated: 26 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

It may surprise you to learn that wine production in Cappadocia has a remarkable history spanning thousands of years. The region’s unique geological features, including volcanic soil and a temperate climate, provide optimal conditions for viticulture, which in combination with indigenous grape varieties and traditional winemaking techniques produce unique and distinctly flavoured wines.

The region produces a variety of wines, notably red wines such as Okuzgozu and Kalecik Karasi, and white wines Narince and Emir. In recent years, these wines have gained international recognition and a growing reputation for their distinct flavours, exceptional quality, and character.

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 1-3 hours

Getting there & doing it

Wine production is primarily centred around the towns of Ürgüp, Nevşehir, and Avanos.

The best way to visit the wineries is to sign up for organised tours or hire a private guide through your hotel. Tours typically include visits to vineyards, wine cellars, and tasting rooms, finishing with tastings of the different wines.

If you prefer to go it alone, try contacting the Kocabag Winery in Uchisar or the Turasan winery in Urgup.

Due to a tightening of Islamic laws, the wineries are unable to advertise and have no website, and some have closed, so call ahead or just turn up and try your luck.

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Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting


Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting
See the best Cappadocia has to offer while on this 8-hour private tour. Travel through the region where you will come across Pigeon Valley, Fairy Chimneys, and more. Taste wine at a local factory with your private guide and personal group.

Price: €260

Min age: 0

Rating 5 / 5 [3 ratings]

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