Cornucopia’s travel guide

Tokat


Home to some of Turkey’s best wine, Tokat has been the closely guarded secret of both Turkish and foreign diplomats. For Cornucopia 11, Kevin Gould visited the vineyard and Serena Sutcliffe, head of Sotheby’s wine department, gave her verdict on the wine rarely seen in even the best Istanbul delicatessens. Tokat has a reputation for ceramics and printed textiles as well as wine. An Ottoman citadel with 28 towers rises above this provincial capital of traditional konaks, one of which, Gök Madresse, dating from 1270, houses an archaeology museum.