With Turkey’s undergoing a wine boom, Istanbul is full of places offering a taste of local production.
It is no secret that our next door neighbor, Suvla, is The Guide Istanbul’s favorite place for an after hour unwind. Always filled with a hip crowd appreciative of great menu and ambience, it offers modern interiors in winter and a spacious terrace in the summer. Kanyon, Büyükdere Caddesi No.185
After more than 120 years in business, wine house Pano in Beyoğlu is the go-to address for mulled wine, among other things. Traditional bar benches and original interiors transport you back in time to the old Pera. Hamalbaşı Caddesi No.12/B, Galatasaray
Considering square footage, Solera winery is definitely the smallest venue on this list. Its focus on local production, and the choice of food and drink at very reasonable prices, have won the appreciation of many returning customers. Yeni Çarşı Caddesi No.44, Galatasaray
If you’re looking for an extensive selection of international wines, Milano Gourmet is the place to visit. Pick a bottle from their downstairs cellar and enjoy it at a restaurant table overlooking Nişantaşı’s busy streets. Şakayıklı Sokak No.54, Teşvikiye
Originating from a Turkish wine-making center on the island of Bozcaada, Viktor Levi operates from a historic building with a sizable garden in the heart of Kadıköy, known and appreciated by the locals. Moda Caddesi Damacı Sokak No.4, Kadıköy
Whether you’re looking for local or imported wine, the chances are you’ll be able to find it at İncirli Şaraphane. With a sustainable approach to its business, the place gets extra points for its concern for the environment. Muallim Naci Caddesi No.107, Kuruçeşme
Offering a varied selection of local wines in a wine cellar interior, Sensus is an important address in the area, just a stone’s throw from Galata Tower. Büyükhendek Caddesi No.5, Galata