We depart at 8:00 a.m. from your centrally located Istanbul hotel by air-conditioned vehicle and head to Turkey’s beautiful region in the heart of historical Thrace. Enjoy the views of rural Turkey as you travel and hear interesting facts about wine-growing heritage and the Thracian peoples who first planted vines here in the 2nd century AD. Our first visit will be Chateau Nuzun winery near the village of Cesmeli. Overlooking rolling hills of vineyards, this organic winery ages its wines in French oak barrels. Savor some of its signature wines — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir — as your host explains their product and gives you tips on the art of wine tasting. Next, continue to Vino Dessera, a boutique winery situated on the ancient Thracian wine route between Kirklareli and the Aegean Sea. Sample some of its varieties, including its prized Sauvignon Cris, a creamy clone of Sauvignon Blanc, and sit down to a hearty lunch accompanied by unlimited wine! After lunch, we will drive to Arcadia vineyards in Lüleburgaz and get a demonstration of their production and taste their amazing wines. Our final stop is Barel vineyards in Tekirdag. Absorb the magnificent views as you taste a selection of its wines, made from the Riesling, Pinot Noir and other grapes of its vineyards. With your final tasting done, return to Istanbul where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.