In the world of winemaking, Turkey’s potential is not quite yet realized. Despite being the sixth-largest grape producer, Turkey is only the 43rd largest producer of wine. It’s a shame that, with 70 million liters of wine being produced, only about 2% of its grapes become wine. It’s a sad statistic considering the number of grapes being grown in Turkey that is unavailable in other regions. Not to mention the Turkish wine industry is being incredibly creative so as to win an astonishing number of international awards.
Cappadocia, Aegean, Thrace, Central, and Eastern Anatolia are Turkey’s major grape-growing and wine production areas where you can find numerous industrial and boutique vineyards.