South of the Romanian Carpathians, on the same 45th parallel as famous Piemont or Bordeaux, there’s a place with wet springs and long, dry, sunny autumns.
It’s a place where fertile and clean soils are recognized by the small lizards speeding around. If you stop at Dealu Mare to admire the breathtaking beauty of the vineyards and smell the air, you might encounter the living proof of these fine lands for a few seconds, the lizards. In 2011, lizards borrowed their Latin name, to multi-awarded world class wines: LacertA.
UNEQUALED EXPERIENCE INSIDE LACERTA WINE'S HOME
In the very center of the LacertA vine estate is Dorobantu Manor House, the work of famous architect Ion Mincu. Built in 1901 and completely redecorated in 2005 according to the original plans by its present owners, the Neo-Romanian architectural piece of work watches from above over the surrounding hills.
The welcoming grandeur of the manor invites visitors to see the wine cellar, taste a glass of noble wine and then admire from above one of Romania’s most beautiful vine estates. Visits become an unforgettable experience since the hills rich in vine around the domain offer a peaceful visual feast.
The 82 ha of sunbathed vineyards making wine assortments with numerous gold medals at specialty contests, the architectural experience and the 7000 years of wine history of the place make Lacerta Winery a must-feel experience. As a proof of the perfect symbiosis between mineral, vegetal and animal life, lizards make their way through the brownish and limestone clay soils, the perfect conditions for wine, and then linger on the sunny side.