Route: The Zeynep Vineyard, Aravan Village, Kaymakli Underground City
Tour Type: Small Group Tour
Duration: Full Day
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
The tour price is per person for a private group of 6 people.
Established in 1943, Turasan is the oldest wine producer in Cappadocia. It is now run by a third generation Turasan. Turasan Wines have been awarded gold medals in Turkey and three of its wines have received silver medals in the World Competition of Wine in Brussels, a first for Turkish wines.
We will start our day with a short morning walk through some rock formations of Cappadocia before proceeding to Turasan’s Zeynep Vineyards. The Zeynep Vineyard was started in 2001 to grow international and autochtonous grape varieties of Turkey. We will visit the vineyards and learn about the growing process. We will then go to the Turasan Winery to see its rock carved wine cellar and learn about the wine making process. We will taste some wines before going to explore the rock cut churches in the Goreme Valley. We will have lunch in a small family run restaurant in the Aravan Village.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Greek Village of Sinasos, now known as Mustafapasa where we will see examples of exquisite stone masonry on the façades of 19th century houses. Our final visit will be to the underground city of Kaymakli.
Finally, we will stop back at the Winery for a seminar on the history of wine by Murat Yanki, a wine teacher and researcher of the history of wine.