For three generations, DOLUCA has been a part of the Turkish winemaking industry, reflecting its traditional and innovative character in its service and product quality.
In 1926, Nihat A. Kutman, established a small bottling plant in Galata, Istanbul, called Maison Vinicole which later acquired the name DOLUCA. Believing in the need to constantly improve the quality of his wines, Nihat A. Kutman, after lengthy research in Europe, brought grape varieties and began to grow them in various locations around Mürefte. In the early 1940′s, when wines made from these new varieties were introduced into the market, under the name of DOLUCA; they met with great success, mainly due to the distinction of the varieties and the special care shown in their production. In 1969, second generation Nihat A. Kutman’s son, Ahmet Kutman, joined the company management shortly after receiving his education in the field of Food Technology, Oenology and Viticulture at the University of California at Davis.
Sarafin (Nilkut) In 1990, Ahmet Kutman, together with his high school friend from Güven Nil, ventured into a project that can be called a turning point in the Turkish wine industry, under the name Sarafin. It involved the establishment of the modern vineyard where the best known grape varieties in the world, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were grown with special care and presented to Turkish consumers in 1998.
DOLUCA today, continues to present over 40 different products to its consumer’s delight. Paying as much meticulous attention to consumer relations as to production quality, especially after Ahmet Kutman’s daughter Sibel Kutman and son Ali Kutman, joined the company as members of the third generation, DOLUCA has attained a broader contemporary outlook and embraced the mission of developing and enhancing the cultural awareness of wine in Turkey.
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Address: Kemankeş Caddesi No:81
Kat: 3-4 34425 Karaköy-Beyoğlu, İstanbul – TURKEY
T: +90 212 213 40 00 F: +90 212 356 32 00