The Winery Suite | Essence of Light
Cappadocia has been the homeland for the cultivation of grapes and the production of wine for thousands of years. In fact, Hittites called the area ‘Wiyanawanda’ or Wine Country. Filled with vineyards, the region harvested the finest of grapes, produced wine and molasses for millennia. It was a tradition of viniculture, spirituality and religion. Churches, monasteries, underground cities and households all had their own wineries and cellars. The Winery suite is one of the two winemaking rooms at Aya Kapadokya. Located deep within the heart of the property, the cave suite has beautifully patinated rock walls, a high window that allows rays of light to fall in the room. Hand carved niches (once used to store wine pots) and chutes (once used to pour grapes into the room) invite guests to envision this spiritual process from the past.
Features & Amenities
The Winery is a cozy 25 square meter cave suite. The space is one Cappadocia’s finest examples of cave restoration. A large en suite luxury bathroom with a soaking tub is divided by hand-embroidered curtains from the main room. A separate arched seating area is the ideal spot to relax while sampling the famous regional wine.
Aya Kapadokya is a one of the most stunning examples of 19th century Anatolian architecture in Cappadocia. Carved into the hillside, the beautiful cave hotel was lovingly restored from rubble and ruin over a two year period. Today, Aya Kapadokya is home to twelve stunning suites.
Aya Kapadokya is located in Cappadocia’s most contemporary city, Ürgüp. Situated just minutes away from Göreme Open Air Museum, the area is well-known for ancient cave dwellings, magical fairy chimneys, early Christian cave churches and fine vineyards. Aya Kapadokya is just a five minute walk from the Ürgüp city center where you can shop for regional specialities including fine carpets, copper and hand-painted ceramics. Aya Kapadokya is also conveniently positioned near many high-quality restaurants and cafes.
Aya Kapadokya is more than a boutique hotel, it is our home. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance in planning your visit. It would be our pleasure to help facilitate transportation or coordinate activities during your stay. We look forward to having you as our guests.