Vinkara’s venture into viniculture began in 2003-2004 with the cultivation of their vineyards on 89 acres of land. At the end of 8 years, we left behind a very important period in viniculture: our vineyards were totally acclimated with the soil and we were producing top quality products. Today, Vinkara has vineyards and production facilities on 420 acres of its total 540 acres of land. The first priority at Vinkara is to develop and produce Kalecik Karas›, Öküzgözü, Bo¤azkere, Emir and Narince grapes, all native grapes of Anatolia. Additionally, we process the internationally known grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling at our production facility which has a capacity to produce 1,040,000 liters of wine.
Vinkara’s Land & Territory: Located northeast of Ankara, Kalecik is a region famous and known for its vineyards. The microclimate created as result of the mountains surrounding the Kalecik terrain, makes it one of the most important centers for viniculture in the world. The air hits the mountains as it rises, creating hot weather in the valley and rain in the plains. The plains are approximately 700 meters above sea level. Because there is a big difference between day and night temperatures, the grapes cultivated in Kalecik have a distinctive taste and aroma. All these conditions that give the Kalecik Karası grapes its unique characteristics were first discovered by the Hittites, the first inhabitants of Kalecik. Researchers have concluded that the region was inhabited around 3,500-4000 BC, reaching back to the Hittites.
One of the main reasons for the existence of Vinkara is to evaluate and develop local grapes and promote these grapes and wines in the international arena.
Due to the unique weather conditions, the most prominent grape cultivated carries the name of the region: Kalecik Karası.
Kalecik Karası is considered one of the most prominent grape varieties in the world. Because of the high quality and smooth to drink features of the wine are in the same class of other quality wines. The aromas of Kalecik Karası wines are not strong with just the right level of tannins with a soft finish. All these characteristics promise an enjoyable drinking experience for consumers.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot & Syrah has won a gold medal from Selection Mondiales Des Vins 2011. Afterwards this special wine has got Grand Gold from Mundus Vini 2011 and so listed as one of the selective wines of 33 Grand Gold winners.
Reserve Chardonnay has won a bronze medal from Chardonnay du Monde 2011 In December 2011, Yaflas›n sparkling wine has been launched. Vinkara besides its youngest history is the first producer who produces the first traditional method sparkling wine in Turkish market. Additional to that Vinkara has used the local grape Kalecik Karas› by processing it as “blanc de noir”.
Mr. Evren İseri (Export Sales Supervisor)
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