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Transylvania_Grapes

Wine Tasting Tour

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Enjoy a walk in the vineyards close to Sibiu… A walk and wine tasting, of course!

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Adventure, Countryisde, Culinary, Culture, Discovery, Ethnic groups, Family, Food tour, Guided Tours, Heritage, History, Wine tasting
    • Activity Level Leisurely
    • Group Size Medium Group
      5-30 ppl
    All about the Wine Tasting Tour.

    Wine Tasting Tour

    Sibiu – the Wine Road Story

    Did you know that Transylvania was part of the Wine Road and it was famous for its white wine? The story of the Transylvanian wine goes way back in time, during the Saxon times when the hilly areas of Sibiu and Alba were covered with vineyards and wineries. At lunch we’ll go to Gogardin, the only local vineyard still left in our region. We’ll learn about their family story, the wine production in Transylvania, we’ll visit the vineyard and we’ll have an amazing lunch while tasting different types of wine.

    Transylvania_Vineyards
    Transylvania_Vineyards

    The Saxon colonists and the Cistercian Monks were the first ones who, officially, brought this craft in South Transylvania. Soon they realized that this was a good area, with sun exposure and fertile ground, perfect for white grapes. In our area, centuries ago, wine was even a currency, very important for trading. The hills were full with terraces with vineyards, the barrels were full with the magic liquor.

    World War II, Communism, the deportation of the Saxons and the forced industrialisation led to lots of changes, including demographic ones, so many of these vineyards were abandoned.

    White wine tasting
    White wine tasting

    We suggest you a visit at the only local producer in our area; it’s a family business story, it’s about how, after many years, this craft was launched again in Sibiu. The vineyard has a surface of about 62 ha and they harvest five types of wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer Aromatico, Pinot Grigio, Riesling Italian and Muscat Ottonel. We’ll have a walk through the vineyard, talk about the story of this family, the story of the wine in the region and, of course, we’ll enjoy a delicious local meal with various types of white wine and a sparkling wine. Lucky you, sorry for the guide 🙂

    It will be an unforgettable day!

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    The tour may include:

    • A visit at the vineyard and wine tasting
    • A walking tour in Sibiu or in Alba Iulia
    • Any visit in one of the sites around: Cristian fortified church/ Calnic UNESCO fortress
    Sibiu_Countryside
    Sibiu_Countryside
    1. Location 1 Gogardin Vineyard

      Let’s have a pleasant walk in the vineyard – we have 62 ha :)) – enjoy the view and taste some home-made dishes joined by the local wine. It is a real farm-to-table experience!

      Transylvania_Gogardin_Vineyard

    2. Location 2 Travellers' Choice

      Before enjoying a walk in the vineyard and savouring the delicious meal and the different types of wine, we suggest you a local visit in the area. There are several choices, it depends on your interest.

      Thus we suggest:

      • A walking tour in Sibiu, European Region of Gastronomy in 2019;
      • A walking tour in Alba Iulia – the biggest and most impressive Vauban fortification in Romania;
      • A visit at the fortified churches in Cristian and/ or Calnic (UNESCO site); both former famous wine areas;

      Calnic_Fortress_UNESCO

    Tour details

    This tour is not only about wine – it’s about a multicultural place and inter-cultural relationships, it’s about how the Saxon culture influenced this area, the traditions, the crafts and the gastronomy. We’ll have, first, a cultural visit and then go to Gogardin vineyard (at about 30 minutes from Sibiu). We’ll spend a nice after-noon in the area.

    This tour is dedicated to all those who enjoy wine and a good chat!:)

    Wine_Tasting
    Wine_Tasting
    Wine and good food, of course....... actually, a great day, overall!
    Wine_tasting
    Wine_tasting

    If you have food restrictions or are a vegetarian, please let us know in advance and we’ll prepare something for you.

     

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