Turkish wine cellar named among best in the world
ISTANBULThe wine cellar of LA Mahzen, a Turkish vineyard located close to the ancient city of Ephesus, has been listed as one of the greatest in the world in a new book, “Sommeliers Heaven – The Greatest Wine Cellars Of The World,” by Switzerland’s Braun Publishing.
Prepared by Italian Paolo Basso, who has been named the best sommelier in the world three times, the book introduces 66 wine cellars from various places around the world, including Europe and South America.
Sommeliers are waiters at restaurants who know the best wines and how to serve them; they know which wine goes well with which food and guide customers in their meal and wine combinations. They are also responsible for choosing the right wines for the restaurant and keeping them under suitable conditions.
Located inside the Lucien Arkas Vineyard, which is the largest single parcel organic vineyard of Turkey at 1,168 acres in size, LA Wines consists of 3,000 square meters of wine cellar area, a tasting bar, bar, kitchen, a meeting room for 40, a veranda for 200 and a terrace.
The restaurant inside offers visitors the delight of dining against a breathtaking vineyard. The vineyard is located 10 kilometers from the ancient city of Metropolis and 30 kilometers from Ephesus.