The Turasan family has been making wine for 3 generations since 1943 when their grand-father used to make it right at home. But it’s only in the 90s that this winery started to grow with new investments and the development of tourism in Cappadocia.
Indeed Cappadocia is famous for its unreal and kind of magical landscape whose “fairy chimneys”, those rock formations shaped like mushrooms, attract a lot of tourists from all around the world.
Turasan winery has now more than 50 hectares planted with Emir, Narince, Kalecik Karasi, Öküzgözü and Bogazkere for the local grapes, but also international varieties as Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
They pride themselves to be the first privately established winery of the region and also the only one in all Turkey to produce 100% Emir wine! Even if this grape variety is from Cappadocia, it’s really expensive and difficult to grow which explains why this is quite uncommon.
I personally like more the Seneler series which is higher in price and in quality but remains at a reasonable level. Try the Turasan Seneler Öküzgözü Bogazkere 2014 which costed only 65 TL half a year ago and was fantastic! You can search for my Turasan tastings on this blog.
Turasan is a legend in the region. Have a trip to Cappadocia and visit their winery or just buy a bottle and start your journey that way!