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Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık / Datça Wine Vineyards & Winery

Datca Wines - The most apparent vineyard due to its famous windmill from days past.

Datca Peninsula Vineyard Windmill
Datca Peninsula Vineyard Windmill

As of my last update in September 2021 on Datca Wine, "Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık" was a notable winery in the Datça Peninsula of Turkey. Also known as "Datça Vineyards and Winery," it was one of the prominent establishments in the region's emerging wine scene.

One of the distinctive features of Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık is the presence of a windmill on its premises. The windmill is not just a picturesque addition to the landscape; it serves a functional purpose in the winery's operations. Traditionally, windmills have been used for irrigation purposes in agriculture, and they can be an ecologically friendly way to provide water to the vineyards.

Here are some key points about Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık and Datca Peninsula Wine:

  1. Winemaking: The winery focuses on producing high-quality wines from grape varieties grown in the Datça Peninsula. They take advantage of the favorable climate and terroir of the region to create wines with unique characteristics. Their bottles typially have the Cnidus name on the label which is the ancient name of the region.

Red Turkish Wine Varieties from Datca Peninsula

  • Reserve Syrah- Recommended perhaps their best wine?

  • Öküzgözü - Boğazkere Blend: Another native Turkish grape, typically used in red wine production with fruity and spicy characteristics.

  • Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: An international grape variety, commonly used in Bordeaux-style blends, known for its rich and full-bodied red wines.

  • Reserve Merlot

  • Grand Reserve - If you find this and can afford it, supposedly excellent .

White / Blush Turkish Wine Varieties on Datca Peninsula:

  • Sauvignon Blanc: The Turkish expressions of the international grape, often used to produce light and refreshing white wines and always my go to in a blind moment with whites in Turkey.

  • Öküzgözü Blush Wine: Another indigenous white grape, known for making aromatic and flavorful blush wines.

  • Silenus Chardonnay: An international white grape variety, commonly used in single-varietal wines, often oaked for added complexity.

Since Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık focuses on wines from the Datça Peninsula, they prioritize indigenous grape varieties that thrive in the local terroir. Additionally, they experiment with some international grape varieties to diversify their offerings.

  1. Vineyards: The winery has its vineyards located in the scenic landscape of the Datça Peninsula. The proximity to the sea and the Mediterranean climate contribute to the vineyards' health and the quality of the grapes.

  2. Tasting and Tours: Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık likely offers guided tours of its

Datca Peninsula Vineyard Windmill Entrance

vineyards and winemaking facilities, providing visitors with insights into the winemaking process. Wine tastings are also available, allowing guests to sample a selection of their wines.

  1. Local Cuisine: Many wineries in Turkey often have on-site restaurants or dining areas where visitors can enjoy local cuisine paired with their wines. Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık offer similar sdining experiences, allowing guests to savor delicious Turkish dishes alongside their wines.

  2. Sustainability: Some wineries in the Datça Peninsula, including Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık, focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in their vineyards and winemaking process.

Please note that the details provided here are based on information available up to September 2021. For the most current information about Datça Bağcılık ve Şarapçılık, including operating hours, tour availability, and any other updates, it is advisable to check their official website or contact the winery directly.


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