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Indigenous Wine Grapes of Turkey

Wine-making in Anatolia dates back 6000 years. Today, Turkey is a world leader in grape production. But the bad news ( for wine lovers of course ) is that only 5 percent of the production is used for wine making. The rest, we consume dried and fresh — I love fresh red grapes. Not surprisingly, there are a number of indigenous wine grapes of Turkey which should be on your check list if you are a wine lover. In a restaurant, try to order your wine by understanding what kind of grapes and flavour it has.

Turkish White Wine Grapes

Emir

Narince

Sultaniye

Misket

Turkish Red Wine Grapes

Bogazkere (Boğazkere)

Okuzgozu (Öküzgözü)

Kalecik Karasi (Kalecik Karası)

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