As you walk through the rolling vineyards of
the 700 hectare Cramele Recas estate, two things are inescapable.
The first is the scale of the transformation that Englishman Philip
Cox and his wife Elvira have managed to achieve, replanting 700
hectares of decrepit vineyards and replacing them with immaculately
tended sites the equal of anywhere else in the world.
The second is that if you didn't know where you were, you'd be
convinced you were in Tuscany or any other "Classic" wine producing
To a certain extent you are as Romania has a history of
winemaking stretching back millenia and it was this potential that
has driven this dynamic duo to dedicate their lives to driving
forward Romanian winemaking to it's current state of rude
A 20 million euro investment in the vineyards and brand new
winery, as well as the recruitment of seasoned new world
winemakers, has enabled Cramele Recas to produce top quality
reds and whites from a broad range of varietals at very competitive