Sightseeing tour Ephesus Sirince wine tasting

Sightseeing tour Ephesus Sirince village

Sightseeing tour Ephesus Sirince wine tasting fruit wineSightseeing tour Ephesus- despite its location, perched upon the slopes of a mountain in Anatolia, the village of Sirince isn’t Turkish. Nor, duly, are the traditions that sanctify its popularity. Its Greek identity is one of Turkey’s best-preserved and thriving examples of what happens when you swap whole populations because of conflicting religious affiliations.

Sightseeing tour Ephesus Sirince wine tasting wineIn the case of Sirince, it was the forced exodus of its Greek Orthodox populace and the replacement with Greek Muslims because of a treaty that required a large-scale population exchange in 1923. Thus, it is because of this mutual expulsion that a Turkish village — that is not Turkish— exists today.

Upon arriving, the whitewashed brick-and-stucco homes call greatest attention to Sirince’s characteristic Greek flair. However, step inside the village and witness the hordes of people that swirl in and around it; and you will see what brings the crowds –Turks and foreigners alike. Beyond the bucolic setting of a remote outpost of Greek heritage homes, it is the wine.

Sightseeing tour Ephesus Sirince wine tasting EnsarFitted between traditional restaurants and small shops that sell handmade bars of soap and bundles of collected herbs, Sirince has a surprising number of shops that cater to Turkey‘s increasing thirst for domestic varietals, such as Okuzgozu and Emir, and European origin grapes, like Cabernet “sightseeing tour Ephesus”.

Compared to Tuscany

Sightseeing tour Ephesus Sirince wine tasting detail

Sightseeing tour Ephesus – Sirince has some times been compared to Tuscany; it is important for visitors not to assume they produce typical wines. More than 92 varieties exist including the strange tastes of kiwi, raspberry, melon and pomegranate.

Sirince is where wine making not only withstood the swap of peoples and cultures; but also came to flourish, albeit in a very different direction. One where kiwis and cherries are auspiciously involved and tart trends over dry.

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