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“Delightful sampling of Cappadocian-produced wines” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Turasan Sarap Evi

Turasan Sarap Evi
On the Nevsehir road in the Esbelli section, Urgup, Turkey
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Ranked #25 of 33 Activities in Urgup
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Delightful sampling of Cappadocian-produced wines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Of the two mainstream wineries located in Cappadocia, we had sampled both during our dinner experiences, and preferred Turasan. During our visit to Urgup, we went to the tasting room to sample the wines. At first, they poured us the standard white in a small glass, but when we mentioned we would like to sample both their reds and whites, the manager was happy to share with us a wide variety (both high-end and more mainstream wines). Some of the reds have a full, almost Zinfandel-like quality, and the whites are mostly on the dry side. They have a brochure which explains each wine's characteristics in detail, and the recommended pairings.

This is not Napa/Sonoma, so having some patience is essential. Be forward about asking for the full range, and for the brochure description. While we were tasting, there were a number of tour buses that came through, but it did not detract from the experience.

Visited September 2012
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Paris, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“nice taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is just next to our hotel I bought a lot of wine from thisplace I wish I could buy more

Visited April 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We went here based on a mention in the Lonely Planet. Tours of the winery are only given on weekends and we came on a Tuesday. We did try the wine tasting: three small glasses of wine with no explanation. I had great red wines at several restaurants in the area (similar to US west coast wines), but this wine was nothing like it, vinegary and awful. The rosé was the worst of the three. I would not recommend it to my friends and I think the mention should be removed from the LP guide!

Visited July 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tastes good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I really adored the wines. They are tasteful and cheap

Visited April 2012
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Avoid this winery”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were charged to taste the lowest end wines they have, no discussion of the wines and we were not allowed to taste anything else. We explained that we would like to buy two (nice) bottles of wine for dinner but still were not allowed to taste anything else. We walked out after five minutes. Awful.

Visited May 2012
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