The Avincis estate, situated on a hill in the cultivation area of Dragaşani in the south of Romania, is an ambitious newcomer - and its path leads steeply to the top. In 2007, Bucharest lawyer Cristiana Stoica, together with her husband Valeriu, restored the maternal property once exempted by the communists and turned it into a super modern winery. The young Alsatian oenologist Ghislain Moritz got a free hand in the cellar and has ever since been showing year after year what is possible in Romania in terms of quality. From the Crampoşie Selectionata and Negru de Dragaşani, from Feteasca Regala and Tamaioasa Romaneasca, and from Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, he now produces more than 150,000 liters a year. All are strong character wines with their own terroir notes and signatures - from a region already famous for the exceptional quality of its wines and has now developed into a new greatness. As evidence of this, Avincis' Negru de Dragaşani has already made it to some top restaurants in London.
In the expanse above the River Olt, tradition and new technology are a perfect combination. The quality standard is very high with the aim to create distinctive wines with their own identity. The winery was built into the Dobruşa Hills according to the most modern criteria, with chic guest apartments and a restaurant included, and could just as well be located in California or La Rioja. A separate product line ("Domnul de Roua") was developed in 2016 for the Horeca area, and another for the retail trade ("Vila Dobruşa"). Due to the growing production, the export is becoming increasingly important for the emerging winery. In Belgium, Great Britain and Japan, Avincis is already represented, while an importer is still being sought for Germany.
If you are interested in experiencing a part of the renaissance of Romania (the country is one of the largest wine-growing regions in Europe with around 200,000 hectares of vineyards), you will have the opportunity to taste exciting wines from a region with enormous future potential and to get to know the Avincis team personally during the ProWein 2017
at stand G37 in Hall 15
. There will also be a guided tasting with Carsten Henn
at the VINUM stand 13 C39 on Tuesday, 21 March at 10.00