3 Vineyards and Wineries with Tastings
The Thrace Wine Tour offers a new alternative to the traveller who wishes to take the road less travelled. Close to Istanbul, an opportunity to visit the wine producers, experience the terroir, discover new tastes, and experience the natural local village life.
Starting with the “bud break” of the vines in April until the end of harvest in October. We invite everyone to come and discover its culinary experiences, meet its cultural and historical heritage, the scenic roads and the wonderful life in the vineyards.
Day Tours & Shore Excursions
2014 - 'Day Tour - Thrace Winery Tour'
1 - Day itinerary
Fez Travel - Thrace Wine Tour We depart at 8:00 a.m. from your hotel. Our first stop is Chamlija Vineyards in Kırklareli with a short visit to small pretty village Poyrali. Afterwards we will drive to a height of 850 meters to the peak of the Strandja Mountains, with its spectacular views, to have our first tastings of Chamlija Wines. The Grape types are Reisling, Viogner, Papazkarası, Alvarinho, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Narince, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
We then head to Vino Dessera Vineyards and its small boutique winery and cellar. It is located between Luleburgaz and Strandja mountains, where once the Ancient Wine Route passed. The varieties planted here include Sauvignon Gris, an old and low- yielding clone of Sauvignon Blanc with deliciously creamy, fresh character.
After having lunch at Vino Dessera, we drive to our second region, Tekirdag and visit Chateau Nuzun Vineyards and Winery, the geographic heir to the ancient Thracians who practiced farming and viticulture in the area. They keep the tradition alive with its chateau-style boutique wine production. The Nuzun family grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Öküzgözü type vines. They present the coupage and the monosepage products after they nest in French oak barrels and finally in bottles.
At the end of this informative, tasty, cultural and natural day we return you back to your hotel at around 7 p.m.
Full-day wine tour from Istanbul
Wine tasting with local winemakers
Discussing the wines with local winemakers
Wine tasting at the peak of the Strandja Mountains with amazing views
Lunch at Vino Dessera Vineyard with wines included
4 Wine tastings with spirits in each vineyard
Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Pick up & drop off from/to your Istanbul hotel
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Departs daily between April to End of October
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
This tour is a 'Guaranteed Departure' tour. This means it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.