A personal highlight of my trip to Kusadasi was a wine tasting, winery tour and dinner at the Seven Sages winery (7 Yedi Bilgeler). The winery, which is also a restaurant and hotel, is only a 20-minute drive from Kusadasi. Set amidst rolling hills the estate offers a spectacular panorama with view on the vineyard and mountains, especially during sunset when the sky lights up tangerine. I instantly fell in love with the place because of its tranquility and authenticity, and would love to stay in the hotel some time.
Upon arrival at 7 Yedi Bilgeler, we were greeted with a lovely white wine and delicious Turkish appetizers. The owner passionately told us about his five hectare winery of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Shiraz grapes.
Then we were led around the picturesque 7 Yedi Bilgeler winery. Gorgeous roses, fragrant lavender, and romantic courtyards. This was definitely my kind of place!
In the cellar we got a peek at the oak barrels, fermentation tanks and the many bottles in the wine cellar.
We were then treated to a fantastic gastronomic experience on the terrace where you have a magnificent view on the vineyard and surrounding nature. We got to taste three different wines that are produced at the Seven Sages winery: a white, rosé, and red wine. The wines were complemented by beautiful appetizers.
A must at the restaurant is the crème brulée with lavender. It is heavenly! I could’ve easily eaten another one.
Thank you 7 Yedi Bilgeler for the fabulous dinner and wine tasting!
This blog post was created in collaboration with Visit Turkey and 7 Yedi Bilgeler. Nonetheless, all opinions are genuinely my own.