After discovering sets of vineyards over a thousand years old at the slope of his farm located on 2000 decares of land in Urla, Can Ortabaş started some research and found out that the area’s former main sector had been vineyards mainly for the making of wine accounting for thousands of years of viticulture long forgotten..
The foundations of Urla Şarapçılık were laid as when Mr Ortabas and Uzbas Ltd started their own vineyards some ten years ago and started working on how to promote the town of Urla as a center of attraction as well as a town with its’ own wine brand.
Some years later, Can Ortabaş took Bulent Akgerman, Deniz Barçın and Yavuz Karacasulu, friends of his who shared his dreams, as partners. First they established the firm Urla Bağcılık in 2001 and then incorporated Urla Şarapçılık A.S. in 2006 whose major fields of activity are viticulture and winemaking respectively.
Urla Şarapçılık aims to contribute to the development of the area in viticulture and winemaking. It carries out its production in its own controlled vineyards with a range of domestic and foreign select wine grape varieties. Besides, it also continues its R&D studies with The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey in order to select the clones of some varieties which have long vanished in the region so that they may be recovered for the wine world.
Urla Şarapcilik has adopted as its mission to make Urla a wine region similar to those successful examples abroad and feels indebted to take the Karaburun Peninsula, which was an essential winemaking centre in the past, to those fine days of history or even farther. This is why taking creative, competitive and unique steps in each and every field of its activities occupies the first place among its basic values.
Being decisive of opening up new doors by reanimating and diversifying a phenomenon in the historical texture of the region which is being gradually renowned in touristic terms, Urla Şarapçılık has started off with the belief of producing the select “Urla Boutique Wine” (château wine) which it believes will attract attention and respect all over the world some day.