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Romania tasting

Published:  18 January, 2007

Agricola Stirbey
Baroness Ileana and Baron Jakob Kripp, owners of the Prince Stirbey wine estate in Dragasani (southern Romania), intend
to rediscover the specific character of the indigenous grape varieties that reflect the Dragasani region's terroir' by applying natural treatments in the vineyards and traditional methods in the cellar.

Carl Reh

Reh Kendermann's three main brands - the award-winning La Cetate, River Route and Val Duna premium varietals - will

all be available to taste. Produced at the Carl Reh Winery by Reh Kendermann's resident winemakers, these brands demonstrate that it is not only New World winemakers who can produce upfront, fruity, premium-quality wines.

Casa Davino

Casa Davino claims to produce wines in one of the best-controlled appellations of origin in the world, Ceptura vineyard. Its credo is that wine is a living being'.

During its life, from the vine through the crops and final maturity, Davino treats the wine respectfully, trying to understand it.

Halewood Group Romania

Halewood Group Romania produces red, white and ros wines with a modern touch and a well-defined personality of varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon

Blanc and Gewrztraminer. Given the heritage of the most ancient Romanian sparkling wine company, Rhein & Co Azuga Joint-Stock Company, Halewood Group Romania produces white, red and ros sparkling wines, using the traditional method of in-bottle secondary fermentation. The group's main brands are: Prahova Valley, Byzantium, Cherry Tree Hill, Premiat and Rhein Extra.

SC Murfatlar

Murfatlar is known as the largest vineyard in Romania, spread over 2,600 hectares. The company's premium brand is Trei Hectare Chardonnay, which was awarded the golden medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006. Oak barrel fermentation gives it a noble character, while the oak flavour blends with the rich fruit aroma.


Provinum's Terra Dacica Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2002 will be available to taste. Produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes selected from the best vineyards of Cramele Recas and vinified with care, it is a powerful red wine, with varietal character, vibrant with spicy bouquet, combined with the vanilla aroma from French oak.

It has a complex structure thanks to the ripe fruit, the long maceration and barrique maturation. An excellent vin de garde'.

Serve Ceptura

Founded in 1994 by Count Guy Tyrel de Poix, a French wine producer in Corsica, Serve is the first foreign investment in the Romanian winemaking industry, today producing one million bottles per year.

Its vineyards are situated in the Dealu Mare and Dobrodgea regions. The wines presented under the Terra Romana brand are aimed at restaurants, hotels and independent merchants.

V Drinks

The V brand range of wines has been created to be stylish, modern and chic, using the image of Transylvania.

Its wines are produced in the region of Cramele Recas in Transylvania, an official DOC quality wine region. The company has ISO 9001-2000 certification, full HACCP and UK supermarket accreditation.

The range of wines comprises: V Pinot Noir, which won a Silver medal at the 2006 International Wine Challenge; and V Pinot Grigio, which was awarded an IWC Seal of Approval in 2006, and was voted Best Eastern European white wine by the Beverage Testing Institute of America.