Selected guests, special wines and unique delicacies gathered once again at the Winemaker’s Dinner event by Lara Barut Collection. Becoming increasingly popular globally, the seventh of the Winemaker’s Dinner meetings, where Turkish winemakers gather with foreign visitors, was held on Sunday, November 13, accompanied by Selim and Pinar Ellialti, the Founders of Suvla Saraplari.

Lara Barut Collection, operating within the organization of Barut Hotels, one of the well-established hotel chains in Turkey, continues to hold unique gastronomic events. As part of these gastronomic events, the seventh of Winemaker’s Dinner meetings, where the selected Turkish winemakers gathered with the visitors, was held on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

This time, the guest of the event, which welcomes different guests every month, was Suvla Saraplari, which was founded on the Gallipoli Peninsula in the early 2000s. Selim and Pinar Ellialti, the founders of Suvla, which meticulously processes century-old local grapes such as Karasakiz, Kinali Yapincak and Agiorgitiko into world-class award-winning wines in their organic-certified family vineyards of 900 decares, conversed with foreign guests. Participants had the chance to taste nine different Suvla wines. The wines were matched with a gourmet menu of ‘Fine Dining’ by Secret Grill, the À La Carte restaurant of Lara Barut Collection offering premium delicacies.

Even as a young brand, Suvla received and added into its portfolio almost 450 medals, which are mostly gold and grand prizes, within a very short time. It has confirmed its quality and savor at the competitions including Balkan International Wine Competition, Mundus Vini, China Wine & Spirits Awards- Best Value, Les Citadelles du Vin, Berliner Wein Trophy Winter Tasting, International Wine Challenge, International Organic Wine Awards, International Wine Competition Bucharest, Syrah du Monde, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Decanter World Wine Awards, AWC Vienna and Sommelier Wine Awards.

Turkey ranks 30th in the world with 64 million 400 thousand liters of wine made annually. Lara Barut Collection supports winemakers, who turn delicious grapes native to Turkey into wines with rich and strong characteristics and crown their success with numerous international awards. For this purpose, it has been holding Winemaker’s Dinner meetings on the second weekend of every month since May. For wine tastings, Secret Grill, the À La Carte restaurant of Lara Barut Collection offering premium delicacies, makes special menus matching with wines. With all the food being grilled, this restaurant creates selected delicacies for the event. The visitors get to know Turkish gastronomic culture closely and get information about its cultural and historical heritage.

Until now, the brand owners including Mustafa Camlica (Chamlija), Burak Ozkan (Lykia Wineyards), Sibel Kutman Oral (Doluca Saraplari), Enis Guner (Sevilen Saraplari), Cevza Basman (Kavaklıdere Saraplari), Akin Ongor (Selendi Saraplari) have participated in these meetings, introduced domestic and imported grapes in Turkey, and told about the inspiring journeys of their brands.

über den Autor


Mathias Guthmann schreibt unter anderem für kulinarische Zeitschriften und den Schachsport. Seine Essays, Reiseberichte und Kurzgeschichten haben eine hohe Reichweite und werden in verschiedensten Fachmagazinen, auch international, publiziert. In der freien Wirtschaft berät der Autor eine Firma zu PR-Strategien.

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