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Facts about Wallachia

About the name: Land of the Vlachs or Walachs, the ancient population of he area.
Location: Southern part of Romania; The Olt River divides Wallachia into Muntenia in the east and Oltenia in the west.
Area: 41,000 sq miles.
Population: Approximately 6 million.
Main cities: Bucuresti, Craiova, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Ploiesti, Targoviste.
Climate: Temperate continental with hot summers and cold winters.

Highlights

Wallachia's unique mix of historical and natural attractions promises a different experience each day. Discover heritage buildings and museums in the capital city, enjoy day trips to a royal palace or century-old monastery, hike the mountains or follow Brancusi's art trail - the choice is yours.

First documented in 1459 by Vlad Tepes, Bucharest is the main city of the region and the capital of Romania. Whether you are spending most of your travel time here or just using it as a gateway to a discovery journey around Romania, Bucharest and its cultural scene is going to surprise you: 37 museums, 22 theaters, 18 art galleries, opera houses and concert halls await your visit.

The best way to explore Bucharest is to take a stroll along Calea Victoriei to Piata Revolutiei, site of the Romanian Athenaeum and the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum of Art. The old city center (near Lispcani) is a must to understand why Bucharest was known as "Little Paris" in the 1920s. Also, don't miss the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world.

Beyond Bucharest, the foothills of Wallachia give way to the Carpathian Mountains. Just an hour and a half north of Bucharest is the beautiful Prahova Valley, where the popular ski resorts of Predeal, Busteni and Sinaia are located. Sinaia is also home to the magnificent Peles Castle - a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered one of the best-preserved royal castles in Europe. In the summer time, these resorts are starting points to hiking trails in the nearby Bucegi Nature Park.

A must stop for art lovers is the town of Targu Jiu on the banks of the Jiu River. This former market town is closely associated with Constantin Brancusi, the Romanian artist who is considered to be the founder of modern sculpture.

Some of Romania's most tranquil monasteries can be found in this region, including Horezu, a masterpiece of the 'Brancovenesti' architectural style and a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Horezu is also a renowned pottery center, where travelers can marvel at the colorful pottery created in local workshops by talented artisans.

Places to explore

Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, with its French architectural old center, the Palace of Parliament, The Museum of the
Romanian Peasant, the Village Museum and many other attractions.

The magnificent Peles Castle in Sinaia, considered one of the best-preserved royal castles in Europe .

The Princely Court and Poenari fortress (the authentic residences of Vlad the Impaler)

The beautiful Orthodox monasteries built in a Byzantine style, tucked into the foothills of the Carpathians: Arnota, Bistrita, Cozia,
Curtea de Arges, Govora and Horezu.

The pottery workshop center at Horezu .

The 16th century Princely Court and monastery at Curtea de Arges.

The Constantin Brancusi architectural complex in Targu Jiu, with its famous masterpieces: Endless Column, Gate of the Kiss,
Table of Silence and Avenue of Chairs.

Prahova Valley and the popular ski resorts of Predeal, Busteni and Sinaia.

The Unirea salt mine in Slanic Prahova, where 2.9 million tons of salt have been extracted since 1685. Due to the therapeutic microclimate, former mine shafts are used as asthma treatment facilities. Visitors can also enjoy a walk around the mine and the salt-carved sculptures.

Main Museums

The National Art Museum in Bucharest – works by Romanian and international artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Stefan Luchian, Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Messina, Titian, Tintoretto, Velasquez, and others.
The Museum of the Romanian Peasant in Bucharest – over 90,000 items, such as traditional costumes, textiles, ceramics and icons.
The Village Museum in Bucharest – complete traditional houses, workshops, and churches that have been brought here from around the country.
The History Museum of the Romanian Jewish Community in Bucharest
Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest
The Ethnography and History Museum of Oltenia in Craiova;
The Art Museum in Craiova – a collection of Brancusi's finest work is on display;
The Iron Gates Museum in Drobeta-Turnu Severin;
The Museum of Printing & Old Romanian Books in Targoviste – exhibiting the 1521 manuscript believed to be among the earliest texts written in Romanian.

Performing Arts

National Opera House and Operetta House in Bucharest
National Theater in Bucharest
Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest – 19th century concert hall, home of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
National Theater in Craiova
Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra in Craiova
Opera and Operetta Theater in Craiova

Outdoor Adventures & Parks

Cozia National Park – important bird migration corridor from central Europe to the Aegean Sea on the Olt Valley
Bucegi Nature Park – featuring near-vertical cliffs which drop up to 1000m, glacial circle valleys, waterfalls and ski slopes
The Small Moor of Braila Nature Park – nesting ground to over 205 species of birds

Activities

Biking, Camping, Caving, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Nature walks, Wildlife and bird watching

Food & Wine

Traditional Food

Muntenia and Oltenia cuisine feature a variety of sour soups with lots of vegetables. It is not unusual to find an earthen oven in the backyards of houses in the Muntenia region. Here knot-shaped bread and pies are baked and delicious vegetable stew is slow cooked in clay jars.

Soup as well as haricot bean stew, potato stew with plenty of onions, braised sauerkraut and scovergi are popular dishes in this area of the country. Other traditional dishes include chicken soup with homemade noodles, giblet sour soup, tripe soup, meatballs soup, meat and/or rice (cabbage or grapeleaf) stuffed rolls, grilled fish in pickle sauce served with polenta.

Local lore has it that the famous mititei, one of the most popular Romanian gastronomic specialties, were created by accident in the kitchen of "La Iordache" restaurant, a fin de siècle culinary hotspot in Bucharest. One night, when there were no more of the famous sausages known as patricieni, as the cook had runt short of bowels to stuff with the remaining minced meat, he placed the meat straight on the grill. The emerging sausages were somewhat smaller but the customers highly appreciated them, naming them mititei (meaning "the wee ones").
The owner of the restaurant added thyme, caraway and saltpeter to the local recipe to enhance its flavor.

When thinking of traditional food in the Oltenia region, Oltenian sausages come first to mind - finely chopped beef and pork meat mixed with garlic, pepper and salt, and then stuffed into sheep guts and then smoked. Beef ragout, carp stuffed with mushroom, lamb stew with chives are other Oltenian specialties.

In this region, onion and garlic are often used, combined with other ingredients.

Other local specialties include: Fried or broiled Danube mackerel, Dried prune and meat stew, Cheese or pumpkin pie, "Boeuf" salad
Moussaka (of Mid-Eastern origin), "Ciulama" – chicken cooked in sour cream sauce.

Vineyards

This region produces some of Romania's best red wines including Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dealu Mare / Valea Calugareasca Vineyards

Dealu Mare, extending from the Prahova Valley along the south-facing hillsides of the Carpathian foothills eastwards to Vrancea County, is considered to be the best area in Romania for the cultivation of red grapes.

Valea Calugareasca (Valley of Monks) - one of a series of vineyards forming the Dealul Mare wine-growing region, owes its name and quality of wines to a hermitage - and perhaps the particular skill of the monks in preparing the wine. The standard-bearer of this vineyard is Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dealu Mare Vineyard is very generous with foreign grape varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, as well as Romanian grape varieties - Feteasca Neagra.

Dragasani Vineyard

Dragasani has an old history which can be traced back some 3,000 years. Tonic, slightly frothy and having a long-lasting flavor, the wines of Dragasani have become popular outside Romania's borders following world recognition at the Bordeaux wine contest in 1989 and at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Today, Sauvignon, Riesling, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, and Tamaioasa Romaneasca are produced here.

Other major vineyards in the region include: Pietroasa, Samburesti, Segarcea, Stefanesti, Urlati.

Winetasting / Wineries

Crama Lacerta
AddressFintesti (Buzau county), Str. Principala 434
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation not required (open Thursday – Sunday)
E-mailoffice@lacertawinery.ro
Telephone0744 582.000 , 0754 200.169
Websitewww.lacertawinery.ro/en/
www.lacertawinery.ro/en/degustari/
WinesRhein Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Gris, Feteasca Alba, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Blaufraenkisch.
LabelsConac Dorobantu, Fine Wine Collection, Lacerta.
Domeniile Sahateni – Aurelia Visinescu Winery
AddressSahateni (Buzau county)
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailmarketing@domeniilesahateni.com
Telephone021 211.09.77
Websitewww.aureliavisinescu.com
WinesFeteasca Alba, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah.
LabelsNomad, Artisan, Karakter, Anima. Nomad, Signum.
Crama Villa Zorilor - Vinarte Winery
AddressZoresti (Buzau county), Str.
Nearest CityBuzau, Ploiesti, Bucharest
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@vinarte.ro
Telephone021 323.38.03
Websitevinarte.ro/en/index.php
WinesMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagra.
LabelsPrince Matei, Villa Zorilor

Domeniile Franco - Romane Winery
AddressSahateni (Buzau county), Str. Scolii 143
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti, Buzau
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailcrama.dvfr@yahoo.com
Telephone0238 594.303
Websitewww.domeniilefrancoromane.com
WinesTamaioasa Romanesca, Chardonnay, Riesling, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot Rose, Merlot, Pinot Noir.
LabelsCrai Nou, Terre Precieuse, Domeniile Franco-Romane.
Crama Nomibo Winery
AddressBreaza (Buzau county), Str. Principala 117
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti, Buzau
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
Telephone0724 319.529
WinesFeteasca Alba, Tamaioasa Romanesca, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
LabelsNomibo.
Crama Pietroasa Winery
AddressPietroasele (Buzau county), Str.
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti, Buzau
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailwww.pietroasaveche.ro/contact
Telephone0741 091.900
Websitewww.pietroasaveche.ro
WinesTamaioasa Romaneasca, Grasa de Cotnari, Bususioaca de Bohotin, Feteasca Neagra, Babeasca Neagra.
LabelsPietroasa.
Crama Rotenberg Winery
AddressCeptura de Jos (Prahova county), Str. Principala 509
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailroxana.ana@rotenberg.ro
Telephone0727 020.534
Websitewww.rotenberg.ro
WinesMerlot, Cabernet Franc.
LabelsRose Rapsod, Merlot Rapsod, Rose Arlequin, Merlot Arlequin, Merlot Menestrel, Rose Rotenberg, Merlot Notorius, Merlot Emeritus, Merlot Clasic, Merlot Primus.
Crama S.E.R.V.E Ceptura Winery
AddressCeptura (Prahova county), Str. Principala 125 C
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@serve.ro; nicole.pulpea@serve.ro
Telephone0722 521.211
Websitewww.serve.ro
WinesSauvignon Blanc, Riesling Italian, Riesling de Rhin, Feteasca Alba, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
LabelsVinul Cavalerului, Terra Romana, Milenium, Cuvée Amaury, Cuvée Charlotte.
Ferma Dacilor Winery
AddressTohani – Gura Vadului (Prahova county),
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti, Buzau
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailfermadacilor@gmail.com
Telephone0722 199 188
Websitewww.fermadacilor.ro
Wines Feteasca Neagra, Aligote, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Regala, Merlot Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsTres Rosae, Pellegrin, Renatus, Trei Brate, Curtea Regala.
Crama Basilescu Winery
AddressUrlati (Prahova county), Str. Valea Nucetului 23
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-maildana.sofia@cramabasilescu.ro
Telephone0754 092 030
Websitewww.cramabasilescu.ro
WinesFeteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Burgun Mare, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, Chardonnay, Riesling Italian, Tamaioasa Romaneasca,
Busuioaca de Bohotin.
LabelsEclipse, Emancipatio, Ingeri din Micul Paris, Golem.
Crama Buduresca Winery
AddressGura Vadului (Prahova county), Str. Principala 472
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-maildegustari@budureasca.ro
Telephone0730 585.555
Websitewww.budureasca.ro
WinesFeteasca Alba, Feteasca regala, Chardonnay, Riesling de Rhein, Riesling Italian, Sauvignon Blanc, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Pinot Gris, Muscat Ottonel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Shiraz, Busuioaca de Bohotin.
LabelsOrigini, Noble 5, Budureasca Premium, Budureasca Standard, Bristena, Exuberant.
Crama Ceptura Winery
AddressCeptura de Jos (Prahova county), Str. Principala 699
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@crama-ceptura.eu
Telephone0372 771.038
Websitewww.crama-ceptura.eu
WinesMerlot, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Alba, Chardonnay, Riesling, Feteasca Regala, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah.
LabelsCervus Magnus Monte, Astrum Cervi, Cervus Cepturum, Soapta Calugarului, Sangele Ursului, Casa Mare.
Crama Dragon Winery
AddressMizil (Prahova county)
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailsfi.clamor@gmail.com
Telephone0757 091.663
WinesPinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc
Crama Davino Winery
AddressCeptura de Jos (Prahova county), Str. Principala 59
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailbogdan.meica@davino.ro
Telephone031 805.37.46
Websitewww.davino.ro
WinesFeteasca Alba, Riesling Italian, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Feteasca Neagra
LabelsDavino
Domeniile Anastasia Winery
AddressTargsoru Vechi (Prahova county), Str. Strejnicu 383 C
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-maildomenii.anastasia@yahoo.com
Telephone0244 521.400
Websitewww.domeniileanastasia.ro
WinesChardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
LabelsDomeniile Anastasia
Domeniile Dealu Mare Winery
AddressUrlati (Prahova county), Str. Valea Urloii
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@domeniile-urlati.ro
Telephone0374 007 854
Websitewww.domeniile-urlati.ro
Wines Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, Rielsing Italian, Muscat Ottonel, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
LabelsRomania Pitoreasca, Pelin de Urlati, Casa Domneasca, RW Urlati, Paganus, 3 Pesti, La Origine, Stimabil, Incantation.
Domeniile Tohani
AddressGura Vadului - Tohani (Prahova county)
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoana.anton@domeniiletohani.com
Telephone0747 297 483
Websitewww.domeniiletohani.com
WinesSauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Fetească Albă, Tămâioasă Românească, Riesling, Fetească Regală, Busuioacă de Bohotin, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fetească Neagră, Merlot.
LabelsPrinciar Special Reserve, Domeniile de la Tohani, Mosia de la Tohani, Negru de Tohani.
Cramele Halewood – Conacul Urlateanu 1922
AddressUrlati (Prahova county), Str. Maruntisului 2
Nearest CityBucharest, Poiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailadriana.grecu@halewood.com.ro
Telephone0244 271.504
Websitewww.halewood.com.ro
WinesPinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Viognier, Feteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Riesling de Rin, Traminer roz, Feteasca Alba, Iordana, Sangiovese, Semillon.
LabelsPrahova Valley, Floarea Soarelui, Floare de Luna, Byzantium, Rhea Viognier, Theia Chardonnay, Kronos Pinot Noir, Neptunus Shiraz, Hyperion (still) Rhein Extra, Prahova Valley si Millennium (champer)
Cramele Halewood – Pivnitele Rhein
AddressAzuga (Prahova county), Str. Independentei 24
Nearest CityBrasov, Sinaia, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailadriana.grecu@halewood.com.ro
Telephone0244 326.560
Websitewww.halewood.com.ro
WinesPinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Viognier, Feteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Riesling de Rin, Traminer roz, Feteasca Alba, Iordana, Sangiovese, Semillon.
LabelsPrahova Valley, Floarea Soarelui, Floare de Luna, Byzantium, Rhea Viognier, Theia Chardonnay, Kronos Pinot Noir, Neptunus Shiraz, Hyperion (still) Rhein Extra, Prahova Valley si Millennium (champer)
Crama Licorna
AddressGura Vadului - Mizil (Prahova county)
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@licornawinehouse.ro
Telephone0372 710.710
Websitewww.licornawinehouse.ro
WinesFeteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling de Rhin, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese.
LabelsLicorna, Serafim.
Crama Stenota
Address(Prahova county), Str. Iordacheanu 47
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@stenota.ro
Telephone0720 555 822
Websitewww.stenota.ro
WinesFeteasca Alba, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot.
LabelsStenota.
Crama Metamorfosis
AddressUnguren - Vadu Săpat, (Prahova county), Str.
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@vitis-metamorfosis.com
Telephone0371 184.796
Websitewww.vitis-metamorfosis.com
WinesFeteasca Regala, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Negru de Dragasani, Sauvignoin Blanc, Shyrah, Merlot.
LabelsCantvs Primvs, Via Marchizului, Coltul Pietrei, Viile Metamorfosis, Fluturi.
Crama Vinul Familiei Boeru
AddressValea Mieilor - Valea Calugareasca (Prahova county),
Nearest City
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailmarius.oanca@vfb.ro
Telephone0729 989.551
Websitewww.aerodyn.ro
WinesFeteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel.
LabelsAerodyn.
Crama Oenoterra – Varful cu Dor, Dealu Mare
AddressGura Vadului (Prahova county), Str.
Nearest CityBucharest, Ploiesti
Open to PublicThree days in advance reservation required
E-mailoffice@dealumare.ro
Telephone0748 770.077
Websitewww.dealumare.ro/index.php?lang=en
WinesFeteasca Regala, Feteasca Neagra, Burgund, Feteasca Alba, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
LabelsBarricat, Brutus, Varful cu Dor, Legends of Autumn, Solaria, Mauro, Comoara Pivnitei.
Crama Viile Sudului
AddressZimnicea (Teleorman county), Soseaua Zimnicei
Nearest CityBucharest, Giurgiu
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
Telephone0247 367.100
Websitewww.intervitt.com
WinesCramposie, Sauvignon Blanc, Crâmpoşie, Chardonnay, Fetească Regală, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Fetească Neagră, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, .
LabelsBrize du Danube, Nobilitas, Divinitas, Viile Sudului.

Oltenia

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea
AddressSegarcea (Dolj County), Str. Dealul Viilor 108
Nearest CityCraiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailinfo@domeniulcoroanei.ro
Telephone0251 210.516
Websitewww.domeniulcoroanei.com
WinesTamaioasa Roza, Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsSimfonie, Vardo, S Segarcea, Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea, Minima Moralia, Principesa Margareta, Blue Train.
Crama V.inc
AddressMotatei Gara (Dolj county), Soseaua Garii 2
Nearest CityDrobeta-Turnu Severin, Targu Jiu, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailcontact@vinc.ro
Telephone0721 334.344
Websitewww.vinc.ro
WinesTamaioasa Romaneasca, Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Neagra, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsDrumul Crivinei, Dranic Hills.
Crama Corcova
AddressCorcova (Mehedinti county), Str. Principala 293
Nearest CityDrobeta-Turnu Severin, Targu Jiu, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@corcova.ro
Telephone0252 383 541
Websitewww.corcova.ro/en/index.html
WinesCabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Feteasca Neagra, Rose.
LabelsCorcova, Corcova reserve, Jirov.
Domeniul Catleya
AddressCorcova (Mehedinti County), Str. Principala 293
Nearest CityDrobeta – Turnu Severin, Targu Jiu, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailcontact@catleyawines.com
Telephone0252 383 541
Websitewww.catleyawine.com
WinesFeteasca Regala, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsFreamat.
Crama Carl Reh - Oprisor
AddressOprisor (Mehedinti county), DJ 563
Nearest CityDrobeta - Turnu Severin, Targu Jiu, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoprisor@crama-oprisor.ro
Telephone0252 391.310
Websitewww.crama-oprisor.ro
WinesChardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rhein Riesling, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Neagra, Shiraz, Dornfelder, Zinfandel
LabelsValDuna, Maiastru, Caloian, La Cetate, Rusalca Alba, Dragaica Rosie, Cupola Sanctis, Detaliu, Passarowitz, Smerenie, Ispita, Cutia Peleologu, Nenumita

Romanian

Domeniile Vinju Mare
AddressVînju Mare (Mehedinţi County), Str. Unirii 2
Nearest CityDrobeta-Turnu Severin, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@vvm.ro
Telephone0252 350.547
Websitewww.vvm.ro
WinesSauvignon Blanc, Fetească Regală, Tămâioasă Românească, Chardonnay, Riesling Italian, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fetească Neagră, Pinot Noir, Shyraz.
LabelsPrinţul Vlad, Domeniile Vinju Mare, 5 Motive.
Crama Starmina - Vinarte
AddressRogova (Mehedinti county), Str.
Nearest CityDrobeta-Turnu Severin
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@vinarte.ro
Telephone021 323.38.03
Websitevinarte.ro/en/starmina.php
WinesPinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Fetească Neagră, Negru de Drăgăşani, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Italico, Tămâioasă Românească
LabelsTerase Danubiene, Castel Sttarmina, Prince Mircea, Nedeea, Sirena Dunării
Crama Bauer
AddressDragasani (Olt county), Str. Dealul Olt 10
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailraluca@cramabauer.com
Telephone0757 098.940
Websitewww.cramabauer.com
WinesFeteasca Neagra, Cramposie, Negru de Dragasani, Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Regala, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot.
LabelsBauer

Romanian

Crama Avincis
AddressDragasani (Olt county), Str. Valea Caselor 1 A
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailavincis.vinuri@avincis.ro
Telephone0751 199 415
Websitewww.avincis.ro
WinesCramposie, Feteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir.
LabelsAvincis, Domnul de Roua.
Crama Cepari
AddressCepari - Ciorlogani (Olt county), Str. Valea Caselor 1 A
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea, Craiova
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailcontact@crama-cepari.ro
Telephone0349 417 782
Websitewww.crama-cepari.ro
WinesCramposie, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsCrama Cepari.
Domeniile Samburesti
AddressCampu Mare – Dobroteasa (Olt County)
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@samburesti.com
Telephone0249 469.180
Websitewww.samburesti.com/en/
www.facebook.com/samburesti
WinesFeteasca Regala, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Neagra, Chardonnay, Merlot.
LabelsChateau Valvis, Samburel de Olt, Domeniile Samburesti.
Mennini Winery
AddressColibasi – Strejesti (Olt County), Str. Zorelelor 1
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailwww.cramamennini.ro/contact
Telephone0349 130.900
Websitewww.cramamennini.ro
WinesCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Negru de Dragasani, Burgund Mare, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Muscat Ottonel, Feteasca Regala, Feteasca Alba.
LabelsDomeniile Mennini, Jambru
Crama Bolovanul - Vinarte
AddressDobroteasa (Olt county), Str
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@vinarte.ro
Telephone021 323.38.03
Websitewww.vinarte.ro/en/bolovanul.php
WinesCabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsCastel Bolovanu, Soare.
Casa Isarescu
AddressDragasani (Valcea county), Str. Traian 16 bis
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@casaisarescu.ro
Telephone0787 528.271
Websitewww.casaisarescu.ro
WinesCramposie, Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Rubin.
LabelsCasa Isarescu.
Negrini Winehouse
AddressStreminoasa (Valcea county), Str. Avram Iancu 101
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@negrini.ro
Telephone0727 225.682
Websitewww.negrini.ro
WinesSauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Regala, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Negru de Dragasani.
LabelsNegrini.
Crama Sparleni
AddressGusoeni (Valcea county), Gusoeni 1
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailcrama@sparleni.ro
Telephone0250 764.136
Websitewww.sparleni.ro
WinesFetească Regală, Crâmpoşie Selecţionată, Tămâioasa Românească, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagră, Negru de Drăgăşani.
LabelsSani and Sparleni
Crama Stirbey
AddressDragasani (Valcea county), Str. Dealu Olt
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailraluca.bauer@stirbey.com
Telephone0751 252.272
Websitewww.stirbey.ro
WinesCramposie, Feteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romanesca, Sauvignon Blanc, Novac, Negru de Dragasani, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
LabelsPrince Stirbey
Iordache Wine House
AddressDragasani (Valcea county), Str. Dealul Viilor 9
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailcvi_dragasani@yahoo.com
Telephone0722 292.752
Websitehttp://cvi-dragasani.ro/
WinesCramposie Selectionata, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot Rusi Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
LabelsC V I.
Crama Via Sandu
AddressDragasani (Valcea county), Str. Dealu Olt 1
Nearest CityPitesti, Ramnicu Valcea
Open to PublicYes, Reservation Required
E-mailoffice@curtearegala.ro
Telephone0722 388.239
Websitewww.vinuridemacin.ro
WinesCramposie, Feteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon.
LabelsVia Sandu

ESSENTIALS

Transportation

By air

Major airports located in:
Bucharest
Henri Coanda International Airport - Otopeni (OTP) - www.otp-airport.ro
Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu International Airport - Baneasa (BUH) - www.baneasa-airport.ro

Craiova (CRA) - www.aeroportcraiova.ro/index.php?lang=en

Airlines with service to the region:
Aeroflot - www.aeroflot.ru
Air France - www.airfrance.com
Alitalia - www.alitalia.ro
Air Moldova - www.airmoldova.md
Austrian Airlines - www.aua.com
British Airways - www.ba.com
CSA - www.czechairlines.com
EL-AL - www.elal.com
Fly Bulgaria - www.flybulgaria.bg
Iberia - www.iberia.com
KLM - www.klm.com
LOT - www.lot.com
Lufthansa - www.lufthansa.ro
Olympic Air - www.olympicair.com
Swiss Air Lines - www.swiss.com
Tarom - www.tarom.ro
Turkish Airlines - www.turkishairlines.com
WizAir - www.wizzair.com

By train

Main train stations: Bucharest, Craiova, Sinaia, Predeal, Ploiesti, Targoviste, Targu Jiu

There are daily trains connecting Bucharest to the main cities in the region.

To check train and bus schedules for domestic routes please visit our:
Romania Domestic Transportation section

For the list of international trains with service to/from Romania please visit: www.romaniatourism.com/transportation.html#bytrain

Road access

Border crossing points in the Wallachia region from Bulgaria into Romania include: Bechet (ferry), Calafat (bridge), Calarasi (ferry), Giurgiu (bridge), Ostrov (road), Turnu Magurele (ferry), Vama Veche (road), Zimnicea (ferry).

Tourist Info

Sinaia Tourist Information Centre
(Centrul de Informare Turistica)
Address: Bd. Carol I nr. 47
Telephone: 0244 315.656
Email: contact@infosinaia.ro
Open: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Maps

- Regions Map - Historical-Regions-Map.html
- Romania - Detail Map - Romania-Detail-Map.html