The lands that are now Turkey were the earliest to cultivate vineyards and produce wines, dating back to the Neolithic Age (Çayönü-Nevalı Çori, 7000 B.C.).
The Hittites, Bronze Age people, were the first to make laws and regulations about viticulture and wine making, thus establishing a true Empire of Wine on Anatolian lands.
Today Turkey is home to the largest of the temples dedicated to Dionysus, God of wine.
How about a day of tasting delicious Turkish wines, paired with Turkish food, and learning about the 9000-year-old Anatolian wine culture? Food and wine archaeology has increasingly become an interesting field of study. We invite you to take part in these discoveries!
- Visit the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul and see wine related exhibits
- Receive detailed information on the history of wine, given by our researcher and sommelier guide
- Enjoy a wine tasting session with our wine expert during lunch, with wines produced from native grapes of Turkey
- Enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of specialty dishes from Turkish cuisine paired with Turkish wines
- Take a walking tour and continue your wine tasting in the Galata neighborhood.
What is Included?
- Services of researcher and sommelier guide
- Museum entrance fees
- Wine Tastings
What is not Included?
- Personal expenses
- Gratuity to the guide (optional)
Meeting Point and Time?
- 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul
Duration of the tour: 6-7 hours
Where will the tour end: Karaköy neighborhood
Price: $195.00 USD per person
Capacity: Minimum 2, maximum 6 guests
This tour is operated by A-group Travel Agency “Serif Yenen Travel” licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism (License number: 8860)