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İsabey Bağları & Bağevi (Isabey Winery, Vineyards & Winehouse) Sevilen

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

A delight in Izmir! So easy to visit with amazing white wines and red wines at Isabey Winery

Isabey Winery Sauvignon Blanc

Their labels come with built-in directions, showing the latitude and longitude of the Isabey Winery- N 38º15'44.3" E 27º09'56.5". But its really simpler than that, this beautiful winery and restaurant are located amidst Sauvignon Blanc vines just 8 minutes away from the Izmir International Airport. Making this a must visit for anyone flyng in and out of there especially on a trip to Ephesus. Isabey is a label of the Sevilen brand.


Isabey Winery History

Sevilen is a family winery since 1942 when the grandfather of current owners immigrated bringing his winemaking knowledge from Bulgaria. (The Izmir region has many Balkan Turkish immigrants). The Güner Family has been making wine for over 50 years in the Izmir region. With 160 hectars of vineyards around both their Isabey Winery restaurant but also further inland at 900 m, they have capitalized on consultancy form the French wine specialist, Florent Dumeau. The result is a wide, complex and excellent range of wines. They also have a production facility near ancient Magnesia a bit further inland.


Isabey Winery Wines

From Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Gamay, Fume' Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillion, to local varieties such as Narince, Bornova Misketi, Sultaniye, Karasakiz, Öküzgözü, Boğazkere, Kalecik Karasi they offer a large range.


The white wines of Isabey Winery across the whole range are excellent. From their Sauvignon Blanc to their local variety Bornova Misketi, if you are a white wine lover, Isabey has a wide range of wonderful white wines for you. The 2020 Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were very nice!

Isabey Winery sales area

The wines are all above average to excellent, though with such a wide production they cover many price points.


Isabey is a part of a the larger Sevilen group with recommendable higher end labels/ varieties include: Centum Syrah or Cabernet Franc, Magnesia Cabernet Franc, Isabey Sauvignon Blanc, 900 Fume Blanc, 900 Petit Verdot, Generally their wines are an excellent value, meaning price / performance ratio is quite good.


Visit Isabey Winery

The restaurant and wineshop are beautiful and due to close proximity to Izmir always bustling with guests. The wineshop is gorgeous and a fun place to wander and wonder around.


The restaurant has an excellent menu and highly recommended as the perfect way to enjoy a bottle of your preferred Sevilen wines.


Here are a few images from their lovely vineyards.

Isabey Winery vineyards

Contact: İsabey Bağevi / Isabey Winery & Restaurant

Restaurant Open everyday EXCEPT SUNDAY 12-Midnight and Wine Sales area open 12-6

Gölcükler, 901.

Sokak İstasyon Mevkii No:38,

35470 Menderes/İzmir,

Türkiye

Isabey Winery Location relative to other Ephesus Wineries

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