If we consider the island cult in three parts as BAXIS, WINE and FISHING, we can realize that these three factors are the foundation stones of Ada.
Winds blowing from the north, which is a gift to the Aegean islands,
Making the island an ideal environment for viniculture. It is as if the island’s own climate and soil structure have chosen the most suitable plant. The island is generally arid. But the world famous grapes are fed with this moist wind and find their taste. Vineyard in Bozcaada is as old as its name. While talking about Bozcaada in the name of Evliya Çelebi’s famous travels; He describes it as the place where the world’s most beautiful sergeant grapes grow.
Wine making in Bozcaada has been around since ancient times. The first wine production in Bozcaada was made by the Greeks. Until 1925, the Turks raised grapes, but they were far from wine production. After this year, the Turks began to take care of the wine business. Between 1960 and 1980 Bozcaada’da 13 large and small production of wine is found. Despite a decline after the 1980s, with the year 1998, the wine industry has again risen. With the help of this year’s state aid, the wine factories have started to produce better quality wines by realizing their modernization
One of the factors affecting the island economy is Fisheries. It is possible to find the fishes of the Black Sea, Aegean and Marmara seas by their location. They start with sardines in August and calamari in September, and the fishing season in the island. Other fish varieties found in the island are Sinarit, coral, sea bream, mackerel, sardine, çupra, sea bass, mug and so on. Many fish are caught in the past and 50-60 families of the island are living with fishing.