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Interview Oliver Bauer
Interview Oliver Bauer OLIVER BAUER INTERVIEW  I moved to Romania to excel in winemaking Oliver Bauer, oenologist for Stibey Winery and owner and oenologist at Bauer Winery, moved to Romania since 2004 after gaining knowledge about wine and winemaking in Germany, his homeland. “I was born and raised in a winery in Flein, Baden Württemberg, Germany. Although I have never been forced or obliged to continue what my parents started it became quite fast very clear what I wanted to do for a [...]


Aurel Rotărescu: Every year is different, I am never bored, and challenges are at every turn.
Aurel Rotărescu: Every year is different, I am never bored, and challenges are at every turn. Aurel Rotarescu: Every year is different, I'm never bored, and challenges are at every turn. Romanian terroir to the attention of Count Guy Tyrell de Poix, a French dentist and wine aficionado, descendant of a winemaking family with a tradition of over 600 years in this industry. Sensing the potential of Romanian wine regions, he left behind the Corsican wine domain he was managing (Domaine Peraldi). He arrived in Romania in 1993, at Ceptura, Dealu Mare, and he was mesmerized by the [...]


Ana Sapungiu, the first Romanian woman obtaining the official certification Master of Wine, about her passion for wine and Romania’s potential in this industry
Ana Sapungiu, the first Romanian woman obtaining the official certification Master of Wine, about her passion for wine and Romania’s potential in this industry Ana Sapungiu, the first Romanian woman obtaining the official certification Master of Wine, about her passion for wine and Romania’s potential in this industry Ana is Romanian, born in Giurgiu, but even since she was 6 years old she moved to Bucharest where she lived until 2003, when she decided to go to study in London. She graduated from the Management Faculty of ASE (Academy of Economic Studies) and continued to Huron University in London to obtain her MBA diploma. Ana was [...]


Interview with oenologist Albertus van der Merwe
Interview with oenologist Albertus van der Merwe INTERVIEW WITH OENOLOGIST ALBERTUS VAN DER MERWE Wines from the New World at Tohani estate What we know about Tohani estate is that it is the largest winery in Dealu Mare (500 ha) - area between the cities of Ploiesti and Buzau, famous for wines. Tohani winery has evolved with time and with the country. When Romanian wine consumers have started to become picky, Albertus van der Merwe came in Dealu Mare, a winemaker with experience in New World wines, all gathered in South Africa. [...]


Interview with Victor Deleanu, youngest CEO of a Romanian winery
Interview with Victor Deleanu, youngest CEO of a Romanian winery  Interview with Victor Deleanu, youngest CEO of a Romanian winery Compared to the main wine producers in France, Spain and Italy, Romanian wineries are still owned by a first generation of entrepreneurs. The explanation is simple. It was only in 1991 when formerly state-owned vines were privatized, and the oldest private winery in Romania dates back to 1993. In comparison, some Spanish wineries reached the 10th generation of owners, and in France, there are 1000 years old [...]


Laurent Pfeffer: The day Romania will produce 100% native wine varieties is nigh
Laurent Pfeffer: The day Romania will produce 100% native wine varieties is nigh Laurent Pfeffer The day Romania will produce 100% native wine varieties is nigh I met Laurent half a decade ago while I was visiting Corcova Roy&Dâmboviceanu Winery with a few friends from Vinul.ro. Although we had heard several stories about him we never could have imagined that a talented French wine expert would also be charming and witty. News about the wines Laurent Pfeffer was making at Corcova spread around the country very quickly, and then around the [...]


Recas Wineries, the dream that any tourist passionate about wine has
Recas Wineries, the dream that any tourist passionate about wine has Recas Wineries The dream that any tourist passionate about wine has Recas Wineries Company is one of the largest wineries in Romania. Founded in 1998 by two wine engineers and a businessman from the international wine industry, Recaş Wineries is among the most complete wineries in the country today. The passionate owners and the winemakers from three different continents, the dedicated people, the sunny hills, the fruitful vine and its own restaurant, they all place Recaş Wineries at [...]


Villa Vinea, a Heartfelt Project
Villa Vinea, a Heartfelt Project a Heartfelt Project The story of the Villa Vinea winery begins, as most successful vineyard stories, with a man with a passion for wine. Heiner Oberrauch, a businessman from South Tirol, while on a trip on the banks of Târnava Mică river, saw potential where no one thought premium grapevines could grow again. Eight years have passed, and the vines yield fruit, more abundant than ever. And, because it takes good people to make good wine, Heiner formed a highly proficient team. [...]


Petro Vaselo, the winery where you’ll meet the youngest wine expert in Romania
Petro Vaselo, the winery where you’ll meet the youngest wine expert in Romania Petro Vaselo The winery where you’ll meet the youngest wine expert in Romania As you walk through the centre of Timis Co. you will come across an area covered with a wonderful vine, Recas. Six km away from the city, near a picturesque village, on a wine-land, a new winery rises. Petro Vaselo winery was named after the dwelling it lays on. The winery cultivates 42 hectares of vineyard, the oldest fruit-bearing vines dating back to 2005 and the youngest to 2009. Petro Vaselo is [...]


Interview with Mihai Banita, LacertA Winery wine expert
Interview with Mihai Banita, LacertA Winery wine expert Interview with Mihai Banita, LacertA Winery wine expert I’ve heard so many popular stories and tales about Mihai and they are almost as popular as those about turning water into wine. He has been in the wine industry for nineteen years now. He worked the first eight years at R&D Institute for Wine-Growing and Wine-Making, Valea Calugareasca, where he earned his reputation as a “prodigy winemaker”. However, the more we delve into his past and attempt to find out [...]


Interview with Gabi Lacureanu, Licorna Winehouse oenologist
Interview with Gabi Lacureanu, Licorna Winehouse oenologist Interview with Gabi Lăcureanu, Licorna Winehouse oenologist More than a century ago, Nicolae and Elena Nicolau decided to build a winery in the commune and they had an especially interesting reason for their decision. A few nights before, Nicolae had dreamt that Constantin Brâncoveanu said to him “I demand that you raise a winery where wine shall be as dark as the rooster I am offering up!”. Even today a keen eye can see at the entrance the stone that says that in 1909 [...]


Interview with The Kripps at Stirbey Winery
Interview with The Kripps at Stirbey Winery Interview with The Kripps at Stirbey Winery Every year on May Day people who love wine come to celebrate at Stirbey Winery. The birthday of Princess Maria Stirbey, the last owner of the domain before 1949, is a cause for celebration in Dragani area. It is the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Stirbey domain. Ten years ago their first bottled wine was brought out. However, this is not the story that I need to share with you. I will tell you about the noblemen Ileana Kripp and Jakob [...]


Ghislain Moritz: One of the most significant tools a wine maker has, is marital support.
Ghislain Moritz: One of the most significant tools a wine maker has, is marital support. Ghislain Moritz One of the most significant tools a wine maker has, is marital support. Nearly 4 years ago Valeriu Stoica gave the inauguration speech for Avincis Winery and I clearly remember the part about the etymology of the name: ”A comes from Andreea who is our daughter. V comes from Valeriu which is my name. I comes from Irinel, my wife. VIN comes from the wine that I’m hoping you’ll be drinking with great pleasure today. VINCIS comes from Latin and it denotes [...]


 

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