Garova was born from the quick chanting of Karaova. Surrounded by mountains and with 11 villages on its skirts, Karaova is the most fertile land of Bodrum. Vurans, a Yörük family, migrated from Gökova and settled here about 250 years ago. Like everyone else, they grow their own animals, tobacco, wheat, and in 1986 planted the first vine logs to grow table grapes.

This is Garova Vineyard. Their stories begin with Mehmet Vuran saying 'Let's make wine' one day while watching the vineyard in his wheelchair, 5 years after his accident. In 2004, together with his brother Erdal Vuran, they started wine making in the vineyard with Zinfandel, Shiraz and Petit Verdot as well.

No yeast, no enzymes, no nitrogenous compounds, no clarification, no additives from oak, “The same method as 5,000 years ago,” says Vuran. The philosophy is to “make the wine that nature gives you with minimal intervention.”


Garova Sarap Evi, Pinarlibelen koyu Bodrum, Bodrum, Muğla 48400, Turkey

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