Leave Bucharest behind and head for the vine-covered hills of Drăgășani in the heart of the historic region of Oltenia. In this centuries-old city the winemaking tradition goes back two millennia, with the vineyards of the Roman castrum of Rusidava. A two-and-a-half hour drive will take you to Bauer Vineyard, a family business. Founded in 2012 by winemaker Oliver Bauer and his wife, it has gained appraisal for its wines, made in limited quantities using rare or lesser known grape varities grown in the historic vineyard. Along with tastings pairing wines with traditional food, the vineyard offers assistance with booking accommodation and tourist advice to its visitors.
Str. Dealul Olt, 10, Drăgăşani, Jud. Vâlcea, Romania, +40 757 098 940