Turkey, a country with a rich history and diverse culture, has been gaining recognition in recent years for its burgeoning wine industry. Among the pioneers leading this transformation is Seyit Karagözoğlu, a visionary winemaker, and his renowned winery, Paşaeli Wines. Their story is one of passion, innovation, and a commitment to showcasing the unique terroir of Turkey through exceptional wines.
Çeşme is a coastal town located in the western part of Turkey, famous for its beaches, thermal springs, and historical sites. The history of wine production in Çeşme dates back to ancient times.The area was inhabited by the ancient Greeks, who introduced wine cultivation to the region. The vineyards of Çeşme were known for their high-quality grapes and wine production, which were exported to other parts of the Mediterranean. Today, Çeşme is home to several boutique wineries that produce award-winning wines.
- "Probably as most other winemakers and owners said, we're having a difficult period at the moment, with the government putting so much pressure on the alcohol beverage industry in general, but it eventually affected the wine industry the most, because we were the newest."