MEET THE WINEMAKER EVENING with wines of Romania
A unique opportunity to attend this special evening at the Wine School with the Head Winemaker, Philip Cox, at Cramele Recas of Romania
Home-grown wine in Romania has existed for more than 2,700 years, triumphing vine blights, world wars, corseting by political regimes and associated upheavals, and national and international financial depressions. Romania’s potential was notably klaxoned by Hugh Johnson OBE in his World Atlas of Wine:
‘Of the rapidly-expanding wine country of the Black Sea and the Balkans, Romania almost certainly has the greatest potential for quality. It is not only a matter of situation - though Romania lies on the same latitude as France - but of temperament...’
Cramele [literally 'cellar'] Recas is a premium wine estate located on the far western fringes of the Romanian region of Transylvania/Banat – near Romania's third largest city, Timisoara.
Founded in 1998, Cramele Recas has become a private Romanian/British company owned by winemaking team made up of three families, including husband-and-wife teams Philip and Elvira Cox
The vineyards, said to be some of the oldest in the world, were first planted in the area by the Romans with documents dating back to 1447 on the Recas vineyard land.
Over the last 10 years, Recas has developed a range of modern, fruit driven wines that perfectly express the traditions and terroir of this ancient wine region. Today after more than 30 million Euros of investment, Cramele Recaş is one of Romania’s most important wineries
Wines to be tasted:
Wine Atlas Feteasca Regala 2015:
Sole Chardonnay/Feteasca Regala 2015
Solo Quinta 2015
Pinot Grigio Calusari Rose 2015
Sole Shiraz/Feteasca Neagra 2015
Selene Feteasca Neagra 2015
Conacul Ambrozy desert wine
As well as the excellent wines there will be the usual nibbles of meat and cheese to taste alongside the wine. The evening will be hosted by Ruth from Clifton Wine School, alongside the Winemaker, Philip Cox, who will happily answer your questions. Thanks to the generousity of the team at Cramele Recas we are able to offer this evening at the special price of only £17.50 each. But please book quickly, this unique evening at the Wine School is bound to be popular.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Fri 6th May 2016 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue: Radisson Blu, Bristol