Pronunciation: Oh-cooz-goe-zue

ORIGIN (Sub Region)
Mid-Eastern Anatolia (Elazığ)

Mid-Southern Anatolia (Nevşehir / Cappadocia)
Mid-Northern Anatolia (Ankara, Uşak)


  • Native to Eastern Anatolia, Öküzgözü derives its name from the fact that it has large, blackberries that resemble a bull’s eye.
  • On the palate, it is medium bodied, producing round, fruity wines, with some tannins and rather lively acidity. Alcohol level is usually between 12.5% and 13.5 %.
  • Öküzgözü is high in acidity, medium to low in alcohol content and its medium body offers a delicate bouquet.
  • It has fruit and floral flavours, makes a soft and easy to drink wines.
  • Due to its acidity, it can age well.
  • Wines from the Öküzgözü grape have a light red colour like Pinot Noir.
  • Öküzgözü gives very good results when used in Cuvee with Boğazkere.


Climate: The grape prefers cold winters and hot, dry summer seasons. At Elazığ and Malatya, the vineyards are 850-1100 metres high. Euphrates and two dams (Keban and Karakaya) built on it has changed the climate at the region, rendering harsh winters and dry hot summers somewhat mellower.
Soil: Red clay and decomposed granites varying to light chalky clay soils may vary to sandyclay, with underlying limestone.
Berry: Öküzgözü has large, round, black and fleshy berries, with multiple kernels.
Ripening: The grape has a long vegetation period and ripens in the second half of September.

Raspberry, Dark cherry, Mint, Chocolate, Eucalyptus, Sour Cherry, Pomegranate, Ripe Plum, Cherry Marmalade, Clove and Cardamom

Casseroles, Kebaps, Smoked foods, Eggplants, Hünkar Begendi (means “sultan loved it”-ask for recipe), Grilled Red Meats