Winegrowing has been known for centuries long in Romania. The country has been favoured by its geographical position in South-Eastern Europe, by its proximity to the Black Sea, as well as by the specificity of the local soil and climate. Alongside France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Romania could also be called "a vine homeland" in Europe.
Whoever wants to taste Romanian wines and enjoy tourism in the areas with Romania's best vineyards can always take a fourfold tour which might be called "Famous wineyards and winetasting in Romania".
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Bucharest and drive to Sibiu, along Olt river.
Winetasting and lunch at Stefanesti-Arges. The Stefanesti Wineyard is 10 km away from the town of Pitesti. First mentioned as early as the year 330 B.C., in a writing of the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, the vineyard was reffered to in several medieval chronicles of Wallachia since 1388.
It mainly produces high quality wines like Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, high quality red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Burgund Mare, as well as flavoured wines like Tamaioasa Romaneasca.
In the evening short sightseeing of Sibiu: Defence Wall, the Stairs', the Gate's, the Drapers', the Potters', the Carpenter's, the powder Mill Towers, Thick Tower, Council Tower.
In the evening we drive to Sibiel - a pitoresque Romanian village well-known for its Icons on Glass Museum: one of the most important collections of glass painting, with valuable icons from many regions of Romania. Accommodation in a small farm – Adrana’s family house. Dinner at gueshouse included. Traditional food and home make drinks.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Dracula’s Castle in Bran. Visit Sinaia, the "Pearl of the Carpathians" with Peles Castle one of Romania's most beautiful palaces once the summer residence of the Romanian kings.
After breakfast, we will continue our trip to visit one of the most famous region of vineyards in Romania: Valea Calugareasca – Dealu Mare region. We will visit the wine cellars from Dealu Mare region. The tourism and hospitality here display artifacts which testify the old tradition of wine-growing in these parts of Romania. The typical warm, dry microclimate and the rather long autumns favor rich grape crops of good quality. The soils rich in ferric oxides are particulary suitable for red and black sorts as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Feteasca Neagra. Winetasting and lunch in Dealu Mare.