Antioche vineyard and production plant is in Topboğazı, a location of Hatay / Antakya in the Mediterranean. We planted our first sapling in 2007. Our vineyards’ altitude above sea level is 100 meters. We are located in the Mediterranean climate zone, which constitutes of hot summers and warm and rainy winters. At certain intervals of the year, at the right time, the prevailing winds keep the vineyard cool and protect it from diseases. Soil structure is argillaceous and sandy. Total vineyard area is around 200 acres, and several new areas are planted each year. Our types of grapes are Barburi, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Misket. Our American rootstocks are41b and 1103 Paulsen.
We used the Double Guyot pruning method between 2010 and 2015, and in 2016 we switched to Guyot. We built a trellis system to support the growth of the green area, apply an ideal spraying and a healthy harvest. Harvest is around August. Our expert decides the timing of harvest by running tests and tasting the grapes. Harvest starts early in the morning when it is cool and ends before noon time. After harvested, the grapes are processed immediately. The production plants are located within our vineyard and thus ‘Chateau type production’ is possible. Fermentation – Maceration is done in stainless steel tanks. The alcoholic fermentation temperature is controlled through a temperature control system. A part of our production is aged in French oak barrels. After bottling, our wine is aged at 15-18 C all seasons through a local cooling system. Our expert tastes the wine and checks the processes at every stage of wine production.