The Wine Tour of Romania: Cellars, Manors & Wine TastingWith: Alina 5
What you need to know about this wine tour of Romania:
- This is a private day trip starting from Bucharest. Duration: 8-10 hours. 2 days advance booking required
- Included: transport (aprox. 240 km), guidance, wine tasting session, 3 course traditional meal and entrance to Bellu Manor Museum
- You will visit a premium wine producer and taste 6 varieties of wine (from 20 available) with a sommelier's guidance, paired with local cheese
- Next, we visit Bellu Manor, a traditional and well-preserved 'boyar' house now turned museum, to learn about Romanian wine-making history
- You will enjoy a delicious and traditional 3-course meal with local products at a superb manor-restaurant, paired with local wine!
- Optional: secondary tasting of 3 wines at a second wine producer in the area for 10€ (available on booking page)
If you plan on doing the tour during Autumn harvest, you will also see parts of the wine production process live and taste grapes!
Pick-up & drop-off to your hotel / accommodation included.
Moments to expect in the wine tasting tour of Romania:
Visit an old and beautiful countryside manor
We start our trip from Bucharest by driving to the small town of Urlati where we visit a superb manor-now-museum built in the 1850s in a typical Romanian architectural style: Bellu Manor. Its owner was a 'boyar', a rich landowner class from feudal times, influential in Romanian politics and economy. This is a marvellous example of old Romanian lifestyle and culture with many original, well-preserved exhibits.
A premium wine tasting with local cheese and superb views!
Next we drive to Ființești village to visit Lacerta Winery, one of the most modern in the region and a premium wine producer. We will visit their splendid vineyard, production areas and cellars, and then choose 6 wine varieties (out of 20) to taste, accompanied by a wine lesson from their staff. You will also enjoy a platter of local cheeses to go with the wine! And the views... superb!
Enjoy a delicious meal in a superb setting!
We then return to Urlati at Urlateanu Manor, another traditional boyar house once the home of Prahova county's richest. Here we enjoy a traditional 3-course meal with locally sourced products - and wines! - in the beautifully decorated restaurant, learn more about the wine-producing history of the region and enjoy a good time before we return to Bucharest.
Optional: secondary wine tasting
Urlateanu Manor also has a wine cellar of its own, beautifully preserved and located on the top of a nearby hill with great views of the entire area. Here you can enjoy a second wine tasting with different varieties [10 Euro/person extra cost].
- Starting point: Bucharest
- Nearest airport: Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport
- Nearest train station: North Train Station
- Landscape: Hills and countryside
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