This Rumanian terroir gives us wonderful wines and the country is rich in history, culture and fascinating monuments scattered throughout Rumania. The natural heritage is still waiting to be discovered, as are the local traditions, customs and folklore which can be found in small communities where time seems to stand still.
The vast expanses of vineyards, about 2,500 hectares, are proof that here the vine has found its ideal habitat. The climate brings harsh winters and high summer temperatures; with changes in the two warmer seasons reaching peaks of up to 20 °C. The hillside location helps the land to drain, ensuring healthy grapes, and the winds, which often caress the vegetation, ensure proper air circulation around the clusters, from birth and during growth, until the grapes mature, aided by summer days which are mostly sunny. Overall, the wines from this area have good concentration, the right acidity and high alcohol content.
Wine production is not only considered a rewarding activity in the Dorvena area, indeed the first evidence of vine growing in this country dates back to about 4,000 years ago. Today viticulture accounts for about 5% of total agricultural production, and Rumania is the thirteenth wine producer in the world. Exploring Rumania we find 8 grape-growing and wine producing regions, 37 grape-growing areas and no less than 123 sub-areas besides 349 DOC varieties.
Not only wine, but also a rich and tasty cuisine and amazing places. Whether it is the pleasure of a journey along the 152 km of the Transfagarasan, renowned for being one of the most beautiful routes in the world, or a stroll in the centre of the Capital, a visit to the famous Count Dracula’s Castle, the sight in Bucovina of the wonderful monasteries, frescoed even on the outside, or again the Dietrich-Sukowski Castle which falls within the list of historic monuments, this country will surprise you.