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TO KEEP OUR HERITAGE ALIVE

The way to keep Turkey’s thousands of years of viticulture alive is to reintroduce wine grapes, which are about to lose their economic value, to the wine production process.

FOR THE DREAM OF THE FUTURE

Yaban Kolektif is the wine production initiative of Levon Bağış and Umay Çeviker with their shared passion for wine culture and dreams for the future in order to keep Anatolia’s rich viticulture heritage alive.

TO REMEMBER

We lost our grape growing culture, winemaking techniques, traditions, festivals and rituals shortly after the forced population exchanges and natural disasters in the last century. It will perhaps never be possible to fully recover this memory.

1.800 KM BETWEEN TWO VINEYARDS

While we obtain our grapes from different regions of Anatolia where the rich grape growing culture is still alive, we aim to draw the attention of other wine producers and consumers to these areas.

HERITAGE VINES OF TURKEY

The non-profit Heritage Vines of Turkey initiative aims to reveal, record and increase awareness of old vineyards in Turkey that are on the verge of extinction.