Wine Explorer: Dealu Mare

Wine Explorer: Dealu Mare

Update 28.05.2023: registrations have ended. Stay tuned for when we announce the next trip to the wineries.

This summer's edition is dedicated to the "Dealu Mare" area, takes place on June 22 - 25, 2023 and is organized by Winesday together with Fresh Holidays travel agency and with the support of Asociația Dealu Mare, Atlasul Vinului Românesc and the Baroque Books & Arts publishing house.

We have prepared a program for you focused on visits with wine tastings to wineries in Dealu Mare, the vineyard with the most wineries located in an area of only a few tens of kilometers.

For 4 days you will visit and taste wines from 8 wineries (2 wineries per day), namely (in alphabetical order):
🍷 Apogeum
🍷 Crama de Piatră
🍷 Ferdi
🍷 Licorna Winehouse
🍷 Mierla Albă
🍷 S.E.R.V.E,
🍷 Velvet Winery
🍷 Viile Metamorfosis.

Accommodation is provided at Crama de Piatră, in the middle of Dealu Mare region. In order for the program to be complete, in addition to visiting the wineries and wine tastings included in the program, we have also included:
  • each participant will receive a printed vineyard map made by Iulian Bărbuceanu and Atlasul Vinului Românesc
  • on the first day we also include a visit to 1777 Winery Museum. It's a museum, not a winery (the only one on this tour, I promise!); we will hear stories about how wine was made in ancient times and admire some extraordinarily beautiful exhibits that I'm glad have survived to this day. I'm not talking about Mrs. Emilia Savelovici - Museographer who will tell us in an unmistakable way about this unique museum.
  • the second tasting of the last tour will end with a barbecue that we organize in the vineyard. It will be a tasty end to the winery tour as we will enjoy some wines that go very well with this barbecue.
  • on June 24th it's "Ziua iei" (romanian blouse), which is why I encourage you to dress up in ie to make the celebration even more beautiful. Give away with prizes* from Baroque Books & Arts (*if you dress up)!

Reasons to come

🍷 You can enjoy excellent wines from 8 wineries in Dealu Mare in one wineries tour
🍷 You will meet new people who love wine like you
🍷 The wine tastings will be full of information given by the representatives of each individual winery
🍷 The tour is organized with transport included precisely so that you can enjoy the wines and not worry about transport from one winery to another/from the winery to the accommodation
🍷 Accommodation included (with breakfast): you will stay 3 nights and 4 days in the heart of Dealui Mare to fully feel the atmosphere of a wine region.
🍷 The guidance is signed by me, Carmina Nițescu, who holds double certification as a National Tourist Guide, but also WSET Level 3 Wines Certified. That means we're going to have a lot of discussion about wine, and I encourage you to ask questions.
🍷 Bonus: you get a printed vineyard map produced by the Romanian Wine Atlas. It is the most complete wine map of Romania currently available on the market.
🍷 Ziua Iei: let's all dress up in a "ia" on "Ia Day". We also have prizes for those who do: a wine-themed book each published by Baroque Books & Arts.

2370 lei/person in double room/package
2760 lei/person  in single room/package

**Special for those who have been on thematic trips organized by me over the years (in the Travel with a Smile project/Clubul Foto) and for those who have participated in at least 5 Winesday Specials tastings: 5% discount on the rate per person in double room shown above.

The rate is applicable for registrations with full payment until June 7, 2023.

The rate includes:
  • 3 nights accommodation in the Crama de Piatră accommodation unit (in a double/single room, depending on the option)
  • Breakfast
  • visit with wine tastings accompanied by appetizers at 8 wineries
  • Lunch on Sunday (last day) - we will have a barbecue served in the vineyard
  • transport by minibus for the entire duration of the 4 days
  • a printed vineyard map produced by the Romanian Wine Atlas
  • Bonus: at the end of the camp you will receive some photos (in electronic format) of you and your fellow campers. We will take photos throughout the days of the camp so that each participant will be left with a few memories to frame.
The rate does not include:
  • lunch and dinner (except Sunday lunch)
  • other drinks and services that are not mentioned in the "tariff includes"
The tour is exclusively for people over 18 years old.
Minimum number of participants to make the tour: 10
Maximum number of participants: 14

Additional details and registration:

Starting from June 8, 2022, registrations close regardless of the number of people registered. If the places are filled before this date, registrations will close on that date and we will announce this here on the website.

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