Akin Gurbuz is a winemaker and wine consultant for several prestigious wineries in Turkey. He has a Bachelor of science degree in Viticulture and Enology from University of California, Davis. Akin is a founder of Gurbuz Gida AS. an Istanbul base company that is focusing on production of premium Turkish wines. He regularly attends wine competitions, like International Wine Challenge in London. He organizes and gives local and international seminars about vineyard management and winemaking. He is interested in sustainable, organic and biodynamic practise in grape growing and winemaking.