Domeniile Franco - Române

Domeniile Franco - Române


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Strada Școlii 143, Săhăteni 127535, Romania


The story begins with a visionary in Dealu Mare, between Gura Vadului and Săhăteni, where in 2000, Denis Thomas, owner and winemaker from Burgundy, set up the first organic vineyard in Romania. Denis Thomas takes over and develops a 45-hectare plantation in an area of Dealu Mare, where the terroir, similar to that of Burgundy, allows the production of Romanian wines in the French spirit.

Starting in 2020, Domeniile Franco-Române belongs to a group of Romanian investors who intend to use their passion for viticulture to bring the winery's wines closer to consumers in Romania and abroad. The mission of the investors is to modernise the winery, expand storage and vinification capacity, and develop the organic plantation that brought Romania the first Ecocert certified wine in 2006.

To the 45 hectares taken over from Denis Thomas, the Olariu family has added another 40 hectares of vines (a plantation known in the Gura Vadului area as "Domeniile Persu-Eminescu"). Owned before the First World War by Mihnea Olariu's great-grandparents (Alexandru Persu - agronomist engineer, former mayor of Tohani commune and Ecaterina Eminescu - granddaughter of the poet Mihai Eminescu), the Persu-Eminescu Fields have been retroceded, since 2002, to the investor's parents, Marina and Nicolae Olariu. A family story that spans several generations, a story that goes on.

At Săhăteni, in Dealu Mare, we combine traditional techniques with modern technology to produce very high-quality wines. With an area of 1900 sqm, our winery has vinification and storage facilities for all types of wines: white, rose and red.
As Ecocert certification also requires strict procedures in the winemaking process, we have our own analysis laboratory for each stage of production. Bottling and labelling is also automated. In this way, we ensure that all wines produced are of high-quality standards.

At present, the following varieties are grown on 85 hectares at Domeniile Franco-Române:
  • White Grapes: Fetească Albă BIO, Tămâioasă Românească BIO, Sauvignon Blanc BIO, Chardonnay BIO, Fetească Regală, Riesling Italian BIO.
  • Red grapes: Pinot Noir BIO, Merlot BIO, Fetească Neagră BIO, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
The winery's portfolio includes the brands Rendez-Vous, DFR, Vigneron and Arrogance.

The winery can be visited by groups of a minimum of 6 people - a maximum of 20 people, from Monday to Friday, with prior reservation at least 2 days in advance at The starting times of the tours are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., which may differ depending on the season.


  • Bike friendly
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Possibility of dining / catering (for groups)
  • Wi fi
  • Wine Shop

Wine Types

  • Orange Wine
  • White Wine
  • Rose Wine
  • Red Wine

Wine Tourism

  • Nearby accommodation
  • Wine Tastings
  • Tasting visits

Upcomming events

13 Jul
Degustare Domeniile Franco-Române (Mangalia)
Wine Tasting
Starts at 18:00  |  Strada 1 Decembrie Nr.4, Mangalia 905500, Romania
27 Jul
Domeniile Franco Române la Juno Wine Garden (Brașov)
Wine Tasting
Starts at 18:00  |  Strada După Ziduri, Brașov 500026, Romania
28 Jul
Domeniile Franco Române la Juno Wine Garden (Brașov)
Wine Tasting
Starts at 18:00  |  Strada După Ziduri, Brașov 500026, Romania


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