About a decade ago, Reha and Bilge Ögünlü returned to Turkey after 15 years of living in the US to take over the family’s vineyards and start their own. The self-taught couple began planting in 2002, got involved in the slow food movement to eventually built a beautiful winery.
Urlice is part of the Urla Wine Route between Izmir and Çesme peninsula, certainly the best organized wine route in Turkey!
Among all the grapes grown on their vineyard you will find Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon and merlot. I like the Chardonnay and the original rosé. Among the reds the cabernet Sauvignon Syrah blend reserve is my favorite but the Artisan Cabernet Sauvignon and the cabernet sauvignon Reserve are quite good too!