Danube Terraces

Ostrov lies on hills near the Danube, which provides excellent conditions for the grapes to reach full maturity and fulfil all the elements needed for producing high quality wine....

City: Călăraşi County

Country: Romania

Fully matured grapes guarantee high-quality wines originated from Central Southern Romania. Terraced hills near the Danube are characterized with higher average temperatures than in Transylvania or Moldova. Wine trading on and along the Danube started with the first Greek settlements approximately around 630 BC. While Dacian King Burebista (1st century BC) destroyed all vineyards to protect his people from constant invasions by the migrating people, Romans dedicated themselves to the cultivation of vineyards.

The Estate Ostrov (Island Vineyard), owned by the businessman Horia Culcescu since 2001, covers an area of 2000 ha and it includes vineyards with wine grapes (Fetească White, Fetească Royal, Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Muscat Ottonel, Crâmpoşie; Fetească Black, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrach, Rebo, etc.), with table grapes and orchards and vegetable fields. The most important range of wines is Reserve, Durostorum City, Domeniile Ostrov. Their specialties have being the distilled wines and the wines flavoured with herbs or aromatic substances. Over 400 Romanian top restaurants and pubs offer Ostrovit wines so during the 2012 had been sold 5 million liters which generated a turnover of 3.55 million euros.

The Intervitt Winery in Zimnicea, located in historic Wallachia, grows grapes along 370 hectares. World-class wines are made here as a new brand Nobilitas, and with the exclusive appellation of Terasele Dunarii, Danube Terraces vineyards. They use the following grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Fetească Neagră, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cramposie. By the year 2011, the company started to sell extraordinary Crama Voievodului red wine (Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Fetească Neagră) and white wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Fetească Alba, Fetească Regala). Both the international and the Romanian viniculture methods are used in the cultivation of red (60 %) and white (40 %) grape varieties.


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