The winemaking tradition in Romania is a long
and noble one. The first records of viticulture in the Banat region
date back to the Roman invasion of Dacia in the First Century AD,
but legend tells of Bacchaus, the God of Wine,
spending his childhood there.
More recent history shows that the vineyards used for Umbrele
were already renowned by 1447, when the lord of Severin Mihall de
Ciorna purchased the vineyards for 32 Hungarian gold
For years the Chileans have propagated the myth that they alone
are capable of producing quality, modern single vineyard wines at
very affordable prices but the wines from Umbrele demonstrate how
wrong they are!
Hailing from the shadow of the Carpathian Mountains in
Transylvania, there has been massive investment in the winery and
in new vineyards with the replanting of over 600 hectares.
This investment has resulted in beautifully fresh and fruity