Legacy of the wine: Dealu Mare & the Old Wine Road tour

 

Wine tasting tour Romania from Bucharest

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12 hours 2 Wine tasting sessions 2 Museums Pick up & drop-off Licensed guide

Follow Romania’s ancient wine road, reopened after a century of decay: quality wines, traditional lunch, old cellars & manors, endless vineyards or medieval monasteries.

 

Enjoy an epic day-trip from Bucharest, following the ancient wine road built by the Romans 2000 years ago. Reopened to public after almost a century of “hibernation”, the road displays beautifully restored manors, cellars and old monasteries. Along the way, we’ll visit two 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.

 

Romania, a country with a long standing tradition in wine making, is the world’s 13th wine producer, despite losing half of its farmable lands and despite 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 retake its rightful place among the Top 10 wine producers.

 

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My friends and I had an amazing time on our tour with Olivia and Mihai! Before the tour Olivia was a pleasure to correspond with, and very accommodating. Mihai was extremely knowledgeable- he left us wanting to learn even more about Romania! Unveil Romania is a great company and I know for sure next time we go to Romania we will definitely try another one of the tours they offer!

 

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Itinerary description:

1st stop: Crama 1777 (wine museum)

We’ll pick you up at 8AM  from your hotel in Bucharest and drive (1 hour) towards Dealu Mare – Romania’s most famous wine region. As soon as we enter the old Wine Road, we’ll stop to visit Crama 1777 – a wine museum and one of the oldest wooden structures in the area. Built in 1777, the former winery is a monument of medieval folk art where you can admire archaic wine making tools, very old barrels and large ceramics used for storing wine and liquor.

 

2nd stop: Bellu Manor (wine museum)

Next, we’ll visit 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 an important 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: the oldest wine press in Walachia, enormous barrels and extremely old wine making tools going back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

 

3rd stop: Casa Colinelor (wine tasting & lunch)

After learning about the long history of wine making in Romania, it’s time for some actual wine tasting at Casa Colinelor (Hill House). We’ll admire the beautiful vineyards surrounding the house, visit the cellars & winery and taste 5 types of Romanian wines from 1000 Chipuri (1000 Faces) producer. We’ll end our stay here with a traditional lunch.

 

4th stop: Lacerta Winery (wine tasting)

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 high quality Romanian wines in a fairy tale location, surrounded by the endless vineyards covering the hills of Dealu Mare, at one of the most beautiful wineries in the country. After Lacerta Winery (last stop of the day), we will return back to Bucharest and drop you off at your hotel at 8PM.

One day Wine tasting tour from Bucharest

Tour price

1 person: 149 € per person
2 persons: 110 € per person
3 persons: 95 € per person
4 persons: 89 € per person
More than 4 persons: 85 € per person

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Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 Wine tasting sessions: Lacerta Winery and Casa Colinelor
  • Traditional lunch at Casa Colinelor
  • Guided tour at 2 wine museums: Crama 1777 and Bellu Manor
  • Professional guide & driver
  • Transport by private car
  • All entrance fees included

 

Not included

  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified

 

Note

  • The “Legacy of the wine” tour must be booked at least one day in advance
  • A deposit of 50% of the total amount will be required to validate the reservation

 

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Embark on an epic day trip from Bucharest and enjoy a wine tasting tour of Dealu Mare – the most famous wine region in Romania!

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