Your induction into Romanian wine culture begins with an early morning pick up from your hotel. We’ll take a scenic drive in our private minibus for 90 minutes through stunning countryside. Before your eyes you will witness rural life that has changed very little over the centuries. This magical, unspoilt Romania has to be seen to be believed.
Dealu Mare is our destination, an up-and-coming wine region that is starting to gain international recognition for the quality of its wines. Hold on to your wine glasses as you are about to enter serious wine country! Before we start our wine adventure, we’ll pop into an enchanting monastery to admire the pretty architecture and pray for the wine Gods to look down upon us favourably by blessing us with some killer wine tastings later on…
By the time we arrive at our first vineyard, your senses will be heightened and your curiosity will be at fever pitch, desperate to try those delicious reds, whites and rosés we’ve been telling you all about for the last 2 hours!
Your first wine experience will take place at one of our favourite modern wineries. It’s family-run by some very passionate people who use all the latest viniculture techniques to ensure that the wine they produce is always a step ahead of the rest. This place is special, not just for their wine offering but for the Estate’s lovely architecture and epic countryside panoramas that will be sure to put you in a trance after one or two glasses of vino! Here we will taste 6 extraordinary wines as we talk to the family about daily life on the vineyard.
Approximately 2 hours and more spectacular scenery later, we will arrive at one of Romania’s best traditional restaurants and boy do we have a memorable lunch planned for you! Dacian’s Farm is an atmospheric spot, designed to revive our long-standing gastronomic heritage, using local ingredients to breathe new life into some classic Romanian dishes. We will tuck into the delicious farmer’s platter or a traditional soup to get a real taste of rustic local food. Oh and a glass of wine of course, as this is a wine tour after all…
A shorter drive this time will lead us to our second winery of the day, where we’ll taste 5 flavourful blends and we’ll learn how the owner’s approach to wine cultivation differs from our previous stop. The pièce de résistance will be your visit to the extraordinary winetasting room. Soak it all in and savour those last few drops of grape-y goodness.
After a fabulous day of exploring Dealu Mare, it’s now time to sit back and relax as we conclude our experience by returning to Bucharest via more vivid Romanian countryside views, of course.
Your driver and guide will drop you off at your hotel but not before sharing with you some of his or her best recommendations for other things to see, do and eat during your stay in Romania.
Please note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 persons for departure, accommodating up to 7 persons in our minivan. Pricing per person as follows:
- 4 persons- 150 eur/person
- 5 persons- 130 eur/person
- 6 persons- 120 eur/person
- 7 persons- 115 eur/person
We can also accommodate groups larger than 7 persons by using a larger vehicle. Please contact us for a quote.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, a traditional cheese pie known as a merdenea and a traditional covrig street-snack, 11 varieties of wine to taste (the first winery will offer 50-70ml x 6 varieties, the second will offer 50-70ml x 5 types, including snacks for palate-cleansing between tastings, lunch with either a farmer’s platter or traditional local soup plus one glass of wine/water or coffee.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Closure of sites: In case of the unexpected closure of one of our selected wineries or the restaurant during your tour, we have other, equally delicious and impressive options available
Child Policy: Travelers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.