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    Amanruya, Turkey – Main Swimming Pool. Courtesy of Aman hotels and resorts

    Overlooking a secluded stretch of pebble beach and engulfed by a verdant forest reserve, Amanruya sits in a quiet valley on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. New for the summer season, on select dates between 18 May and 29 June, Amanruya will partner with local vineyards for a series of intimate dinner events showcasing Turkey’s regional grapes and wineries. Guests can experience the surrounding region’s finest wines, paired to perfection with an exquisite six-course degustation menu, in the picturesque setting of Amanruya.

    Held in the resort’s elegant Wine Lounge, with divan-style seating, dark beamed ceiling and wraparound windows providing spectacular coastal views, each dinner will accommodate just 12 guests. Featuring the wines of one winery – Prodom from Matara, Umurbey from Thrace, Vinkara from Anatolia and other boutique vineyards – the intimate experience will reveal the unique terroirs and varietals of some of the world’s oldest wine-making regions.

    Amanruya, Turkey – Dining, Pool Pavilion Dining Terrace, Private Dinner. Courtesy of Aman hotels and resorts

    Wines will be introduced by each vineyard’s expert sommelier, along with Kadir Dilek, Amanruya’s Head Sommelier, while each course will fuse Mediterranean, Turkish Aegean, and South American flavours, tailored by the resort’s own Executive Chef Cihan Beyit to complement its wine pairing. Dishes will include a scallop marine waterfall with salmon caviar, black squid ink ravioli with a satsuma sauce and the traditional Kaymak dome with a range of flavours from orange, clove, and star anise. Turkey is blessed with a variety of microclimates allowing the Chef Cihan Beyit to curate seasonal menus taking advantage of the finest local ingredients and beautifully pairing them with the different notes of a variety of Turkish wines.

    From Anatolia to the Aegean, Turkey is home to some of the oldest wine-making regions in the world and is fast becoming a must-visit destination for many wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Held between 19:30 and 20:00, both internal and external guests can enjoy Amanruya’s intimate series of dinners while gazing at the scenic thyme scented gardens and olive yard as the sun sets over the Turkish Riviera.

    Amanruya, Turkey – Dining, Wine Cellar. Courtesy of Aman hotels and resorts

    Confirmed dates and vineyards:

    • 18 May – Bílgeler, Matara – Named after the seven sages of antiquity and set amongst olive groves and pine forests just seven kilometres from Ephesus. Produces Emir, Kalecik Karasi, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Misket, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Shiraz.
    • 25 May – Prodom, Matara – The flagship brand of the family-run Gidatay Wine Estate producing ripe but lively wines with supple tannins and vibrant fruit. Known particularly for their sumptuous reds from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, including their award-winning ‘Triple Blend’.
    • 01 June – Saranta Chateau Murou, Thrace – Set on the slopes of Strandzha Mountain where volcanic soil, hot days and cool nights produce unique terroir wines with a high aromatic profile, balanced sugar levels, good acidity and great ageing potential. Grape varieties include Öküzgözü, Semillon, Sangiovese and Syrah.
    • 08 June – Umurbey, Thrace – One of Turkey’s chateau-style wineries established 1993, producing all of its own grapes. Immaculate attention paid from first cutting to final bottle. Exclusively French varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon.
    • 15 June – Doluca, Thrace – One of the oldest wineries in Turkey, founded in 1926. Two terroirs informed by limestone, loam, and clay soils, and in Strandzha, sand, granite and quartz. Produces Narince, Öküzgözü, Boğazkere, Kalecik Karasi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay.
    • 22 June – Pamukkale, Denizli – An award-winning, chateau-style, family winery and key contributor in making the Güney District of Denizli one of Turkey’s leading winemaking regions. Grape varieties include Öküzgözü-Boğazkere, Kalecik Karasi, Narince, Misket, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
    • 29 June – Vínkara, Anatolia – Planted 2,000 feet above sea level, in the Kalecik region of Central Anatolia, 135 acres of mountain-ringed vineyards and a state-of-the-art winery produce exceptional wines. Grapes include Öküzgözü-Boğazkere, Kalecik Karasi, Narince, Hasan Dede, Misket and French varietals.

    Each dinner has a limited number of places, and therefore booking in advance is required. For all enquiries, please contact the reservations team at Amanruya using the details below.

    Amanruya, Turkey – Dining, Wine Lounge. Courtesy of Aman hotels and resorts


    Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 33 exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world. A further eight properties are under construction, with the next to open in New York (2022). In such spectacular settings, Aman has honed its offering with its transformative influence on mind, body and spirit through harmoniously designed environments transporting guests out of their everyday lives. Twelve properties also offer private branded Residences: sanctuaries that go beyond commonplace notions of luxury allowing a select few to make the Aman way of life a permanent reality.

    In recent years, Aman has grown to offer its coveted lifestyle beyond the parameters of its havens. In 2018, the introduction of Aman Skincare continued the brand’s holistic influence, offering beautiful, scented formulas using powerful all-natural ingredients and inspired by Aman Spas. The introduction of Sva – a range of supplements designed to help maintain optimum health – and Aman Fine Fragrance in 2020 continued this journey, bringing Aman into the comfort of home. This sentiment was echoed in 2021, with the arrival of a new retail collection, The Essentials by Aman, comprising timeless ready-to-wear pieces that answer the needs of every Aman guest.

    With innovation a cornerstone of the brand’s philosophy, in 2020, Aman welcomed a new hotel brand, Janu – meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit. Janu offers a unique take on hospitality where genuine human interaction, playful expression and social wellness are at the core of the experience. Janu aims to bring balance to the head and heart and rekindle the soul. Three forthcoming Janu hotels are already under construction: Tokyo, AlUla in Saudi Arabia, and Montenegro.


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