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Mor Salkım Bağları & Şarap Evi / Mor Salkim Vineyards & Cafe Mor

Unveiling the Art of Wine Production at Mor Salkim Vineyard, Bodrum

Mor Salkim Adagio Syrah wine

Bodrum, renowned for its pristine beaches and historical landmarks, holds a captivating secret within its rolling hills and fertile soils – its vibrant and growing wine culture. The region's Mediterranean climate and unique terroir create the perfect conditions for vineyards to thrive, resulting in the production of a diverse array of wines. Nestled in the sun-kissed landscapes of Bodrum, Turkey, lies an exquisite winery waiting to be explored by wine enthusiasts and travelers seeking an authentic taste of Bodrum's viticultural delights.


Welcome to Mor Salkim Vineyard


A hidden gem that embodies the essence of Bodrum's rich winemaking heritage. Discover the pointers we have that help you learn about this winery a must-visit destination if you're near Bodrum.

The vineyards here are spread over rolling hills bordered by thin pine forests. The facilities are quaint, but don't let this deter you from the star of the show - their wines. Like every producer they have a few series from inexpensive to more pricey. But go straight for the top.

Located between the villages of Dörttepe ve Çömlekçi in the Karaova region near the Bodrum airport and about 20 minutes from the city of Bodrum. When you visit, be aware that like many chateau vineyards that are also the owner's homes the entrance is gated and you need to do is be brave and ring the bell and they'll let you in. It's worth it.


The History of Mor Salkim Vineyards


Mor Salkim Volante

Among the many wineries gracing the Bodrum region, Mor Salkim Vineyard stands out as an extraordinary testament to Bodrum's wine heritage. Founded by a passionate family, this boutique winery has swiftly gained recognition for its dedication to producing exceptional wines. The founder Hasan Tahsin Erdemir was making wine while living in Ankara from the early 2000s but sought a place in Bodrum to plant a vineyard and grow his passion which he realized in 2013 when Mor Salkim started. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2017 but his family has taken his vision and detailed winery plans and march forward in his honor. Establishing a 50,000 bottle capacity winery and extending the vineyard by attaining and planting Sauvignon Blanc, Narince, Bornova Misketi to the Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay already planted. Their first harvest was in 2016.

Mor Salkim Vineyard benefits from the region's optimal climate and fertile soil, ensuring the grapes' quality and resulting in wines that captivate the senses. The vineyard is located amidst pine forests and olive groves on land previously used for tobacco and sesame farming. The slight elevation allows the Mor Salkim Vineyard to benefit from North and West winds, with the West winds driving cool air from the sea just a km or so away.


The Mor Salkim Vineyard

Mor Salkim Cantabile

Mor Salkim Vineyard takes great pride in its commitment to cultivating grape varieties in the region. These grapes are the backbone of Bodrum winemaking, as they embody the true essence of the area's viticulture. Notable grape varieties grown at Mor Salkim include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bornova Misketi, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc ve Narince, Chardonnay, and Hamburg Muscat. These grapes lend their distinct personalities to the wines, reflecting the unique terroir and meticulous craftsmanship of the winemakers. The vineyard also produces some table grapes and 12-15 tons a year of olive oil. They have about 106 donem's (1000m2) and are located at 350' elevation with an annual average temperature of 18 deg C about 65 deg. F.

Mor Salkim

Mor Salkim Wines

This winery produces a wide range of wines, numerous varieties, monocepage and coupage blends. Generally I prefer their blended wines and those higher up the price range (Adagio, Volante and Con Amore).

Recommended wines to try here are '21 Volante' Bornova Misketi which always seems good, and I like the zesty, aromatic strength of Bornova Misketi. The Adagio Blend of CS, Merlot and Shiraz is good as is the Adagio Syrah. For Cabernet Sauvignon lovers the Cantabile is recommendable as well.

The Vivace Rose is a fine wine to enjoy well chilled on a hot Bodrum evening. And for those looking for enriched/sweetened wines they do the Passito Cabernet Sauvignon which is worth a try.


Wine Tasting at Mor Salkim's Café Mor

A visit to Mor Salkim Vineyard is an immersive experience that allows visitors to indulge in wine tasting. The winery offers guided tours that take guests through the lush vineyards, providing insights into the winemaking process. Visitors can sample a carefully curated selection of the vineyard's finest wines. From full-bodied reds to delicate whites, each sip reveals the passion and expertise that goes into crafting these exceptional wines.

The Vineyard is open from around 1 PM until 8 PM except Mondays. Mor Salkim Vineyard's enchanting setting adds to the allure of the wine experience. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards and panoramic views, the estate offers a serene ambiance that encourages guests to savor every moment of their wine journey. Whether you choose to unwind on the idyllic terrace, overlooking the vineyard, or immerse yourself in the winery's rustic interior,

Mor Salkim provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Bodrum. With its idyllic setting, guided tours, and delightful wine pairings, Mor Salkim Vineyard invites you on a sensory journey that celebrates the artistry and heritage of Turkish winemaking. Let your senses be captivated by the splendor of Mor Salkim Vineyard, and discover the joy of Bodrum wine in every sip.


Contact Mor Salkim


Çömlekçi Mah, Çömlekçi Sok No 408, 48670 Bodrum / Muğla

Telefon:

0532 413 56 05 – 0542 674 30 22 – 0536 915 19 15 –

Mail:

info@morsalkimbagcilik.com.tr




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Hi, thanks for dropping by!

This site is a work of love and passion for the people, land and wonderful produce of Turkey. As the ancient home of wine, join along with me as I discover the viticulture of Turkey, the lovely unique Turkish wine grapes, and the amazing and widely interesting people that make up this industry. 

I'm Chris and I spend weeks traveling in Turkey each year, exploring this verdant land.  Benefit from my experience.

And if you are looking for Turkish wine tours and tastings - either daily wine tours from Istanbul, Izmir or Cappadocia or week long wine tours, Don't hesitate to contact me. 

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