Being the first private winery to set up shop in Dealu Mare, we are grateful to have had the privilege of selecting the best positions for our plantations. Already sitting on that magic line at the centre of the Earth- the 45th parallel- our founders gifted us by selecting plots that perfectly support our internationally acclaimed reds through clay dominant, iron rich soils to the east.
Limestone based heterogeneous soils to the west- based in sarmatian paleo-history make our whites unique in the world.
Nowadays we own 68 ha of vineyard in the Dealu Mare region (Ceptura) and 42 ha in the Babadag region (Cogealac) and farm 68 ha in Ceptura Dealu Mare. All the plantations were established between 1999 and 2012, mostly with plants from own nurseries.
Varieties grown at Dealu Mare are: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Fetească Albă, Tămâioasă Românească, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Fetească Neagră and Cabernet Sauvignon.
There is only this much you can choose, and the rest comes from God. It so happens that God is extremely generous to the Dealu Mare region, spoiling us winemakers with the only true gift a winemaker can hope for: balance.
In temperature, wind, precipitation, sun exposure and most importantly: the people in the community, God gave us balance and it is our responsibility to craft this gift and pay it forward to the people who enjoy our wine.
We bring together state of the art technology with traditional methods in order to create that balance between the indisputable power of nature and our pursuit of excellence. An Exceptional wine starts in the vineyard. A vine that produces an exceptional grape needs to be sufficiently stressed for her to concentrate the majority of its resources towards her babies- the grape, but carefully cared for to ensure enough energy goes towards maintaining its structure and vigour.
It is why we only work our vines with our own permanent team. This level of balance is achieved in decades of trial and error testing: measuring the effects of and then tweaking our methods, technologies and the organic substances we use.