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Dealu Mare Wineries: Wine Tasting Tour on the Old Wine Road

Dealu Mare Wineries: Wine Tasting Tour on the Old Wine Road

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Follow Romania’s ancient wine road, re-opened after a century of decay. Taste 12 top quality wines, enjoy a traditional lunch and explore old cellars & manors, endless vineyards and charming wineries

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Romanian
Pickup included
The guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby, next to the reception desk. If your accommodation does not have a lobby, the guide will be waiting at the entrance, in front of the building.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the wineries of Dealu Mare, Romania's most famous wine region
  • Follow Romania’s ancient wine road re-opened after decades of decay
  • Try 12 wine varieties at Lacerta and 1000 Chipuri boutique wineries
  • Visit an old manor turned into a wine museum and enjoy lunch at a winery
  • Learn about wine making and discover the secrets behind the perfect taste.
Full description

Enjoy an epic day trip from Bucharest, following the ancient wine road built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. Re-opened to the public after almost a century of “hibernation”, the road displays beautifully restored manors, cellars, and old monasteries.

Along the way, you’ll visit a wine museums, stop for lunch in a traditional manor and enjoy wine tasting sessions at two prestigious wineries, surrounded by the endless vineyards of Dealu Mare, Romania’s most famous wine region.

Short history:

Romania is a country with a long-standing tradition in winemaking, and the world’s 13th wine producer, despite losing half of its arable lands and suffering a loss of prestige several decades ago, when communists favored mass production over quality.

Nowadays, the country has gone through a process of mass restoration, aiming to reclaim its rightful place among the top 10 wine producers.

Itinerary description:

1st stop: Bellu Manor Wine Museum

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Dealu Mare, Romania's most famous wine region. As soon as you enter the Old Wine Road, you'll stop for a guided tour at the beautifully restored Bellu Manor, a marvel of old Romanian architecture.

Built by Baron Alexandru Bellu in the 19th century, the manor is not just a great art collection, but also a wine museum. With a great passion for wine and even owning a sparkling wine factory, the baron stored precious tools in the manor’s great cellar, some of which go back to the 3rd century

2nd stop: Lacerta Winery

After learning about the long history of winemaking in Romania, it’s time for some actual wine tasting at Lacerta Winery. Same as Bordeaux and Toscana, Lacerta’s vine estate stretches along the 45th parallel and thus has the ideal climate for producing wines with a rich, complex and silken taste.

Lacerta is one of the most modern wineries in Romania, with production techniques based on gravitational principles meant to limit the usage of pumps.

You’ll be able to taste 6 types of high-quality Romanian wines alongside small plates of cheese and dry sausages in a fairytale location, surrounded by the endless vineyards covering the hills of Dealu Mare, at one of the most beautiful wineries in the country.

3rd stop: Casa Colinelor - 1000 Chipuri Winery

The third and final stop of the day is at Casa Colinelor (Hill House) where the 1000 Chipuri (1000 Faces) Winery is located. Here you will first serve lunch and then tour the property.

During the wine tasting, you will admire the beautiful vineyards surrounding the house, and visit the winery and also the cellars. There will be 6 glasses of wine, served alongside typical wine snacks.

All the wines come from 1000 Chipuri, one of the most highly praised boutique wineries from the Dealu Mare wine region.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch at Casa Colinelor Winery
  • Bellu Manor tour
  • Lacerta Winery: 6 glasses of wine/person, cheese platter, winery tour
  • Casa Colinelor Winery: 6 glasses of wine/person, cheese platter, winery tour
  • Private guide & driver
  • Transport by private car
  • All museum & winery entrance fees included
  • Additional food and drink other than those mentioned above

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Wow is all I can say after my Dealu Mare wineries trip. This tour, truly was the highlight of my most recent trip to Romania. Firstly, the tour guide (Mihai) was knowledge & exceptionally friendly. Secondly, the wineries were exceptional & finally, the wine itself; indescribable. When we arrived at the Lacerta Winery, we were greeted by the owner Ralf, who was friendly & gave us a very enjoyable tour around the winery. We sampled a variety of red & white wines, whilst learning about the process they undertook to produce their excellent wines, which I would recommend 100%. Next, we travelled to 1000 Chipuri winery and we were greeted by the owner Stafan who kindly poured us wine after wine! He was humorous, knowledge & just good company. Overall, this tour was excellent & the hospitality from our tour guide was superb. If you want to see Romania but want to try some good wine, then I would recommend this tour! I'm back there in October & going to have another tour with Mihai

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September 16, 2022

This experience was absolutely amazing! The guide was very kind and told us a lot about Bucharest, Romania and wines. The visits at the wineries were great and so were the wines and food. This is a very well organised tour and I would recommend it to everyone!!

October 20, 2022

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