Terroir

The winery plantation has 85 hectares and is located in the Dealu Mare region, between Gura Vadului and Săhăteni. The vine is planted on a south-facing slope, right in the center of the region, where the climate is similar to that of Burgundy and allows the production of high quality wines.

The founder of Domeniile Franco – Române, Denis Thomas, took over the vineyard in 2000 while the conversion of the plantation to organic culture began three years later, and in 2006 the winery produced the first BIO certified wine in Romania (Ecocert certification).

Presently, Domeniile Franco – Române have the following varieties of grapes in the plantation:

White grapes (total 31.4 ha): Fetească Albă (9.05 ha), Sauvignon Blanc (6.49 ha), Fetească Regală (5.25 ha), Chardonnay BIO (4.49 ha), Tămâioasă Românească (4.12 ha), Riesling Italian BIO (1.10 ha) , Muscat Ottonel (0.9 ha).

Black grapes (total 54.47 ha): Pinot Noir BIO (16.0 ha), Merlot (16.0 ha), Cabernet Sauvignon (13.26 ha), Fetească Neagră BIO (6.28 ha), Merlot BIO (1.93 ha), Grand Burgund (1.0 ha).