Amadeus Vineyard

İzmir & the North Aegean

Austrian winemaker Oliver Gareis is the driving force behind the Gareis family's vineyard and winery on Bozcaada, and his vintages are winning fans across the country. Pop into the winery for a tasting (five small glasses ₺30), or to purchase bottles from the cellar door. Oliver is a convivial and engaging host and his cabernets are particularly impressive.

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