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Welcome To Budureasca

History of the area

In the heart of Dealu Mare, in an area with rolling hills, caressed by the sun, we find the Budureasca vineyards – an ancient place, with deep roots in the history of wine culture. The archaeological evidence found nearby suggests that this place has a particularly rich tradition in winemaking  since  Dacian times.

Budureasca Valley is settled in the first sub-Carpathian hills, 30 km E-N-Eawayfrom the city of Ploiesti. Budureasca river terraces include 31 archaeological sites, the densest ancient human group in Dacia.

Nowadays, the wines from these vineyards are well known and appreciated for their unique quality, but also for being able to adapt to the Modern World. These things wouldn’t have been possible without the endeavour and the passion of the people who craft them.

On these hills, among the vestiges of the ancient Dacian civilization from Budureasca Valley , we are skilled in the craftsmanship of Budureasca wines in genuine respect for nature, to the liquor itself and also to our customers.

From the noble legacy of these hills we kept pride, simplicity and honesty. For truly noble Romanian wines

VineyardDealu Mare Romania
Budureasca vineyards are cultivated on an area of 280 ha, divided into 250 ha of vines which have been replanted in 2010-2011, and 30 ha of old vines. They are located at an altitude of 175-400 m and the climatic conditions favour the growing of black grape varieties. These varieties consume a much larger amount of energy than white varieties in order to reach full maturity and quality and within Budureasca vineyards the climate and soil conditions make available this very extra energy. Black grape varieties need this extra energy for both cooking and especially for the synthesis of dyestuffs.

We produce red wines from grape varieties such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagră, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The red wines achieved from these grapes have bright colour with high intensity, they are velvety and very rich, with a great aging potential.

White wines, and especially the aromatic wines, those made from Tamioasa Româneasca or Muscat Ottonel varieties are also favoured by the great competitive advantages due to natural conditions in B udureasca Vineyards – southern positiong, long period of sunshine and soils consisting of chernozem and limestone.

We produce white wines from grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Regală, Tămâioasa Românească, Chardonnay, Feteasca Albă, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Muscat Ottonel.

Our wines address the connoisseurs as well as those who wish to savour a great wine at a right price.

Stephen Donnelly
Stephen DonnellyWinemaker
Renowned English winemaker, with over 30 years of international experience is known by the media as the “Flying Winemaker” or “Wine Trouble Shooter”.

He started his career in the Napa Valley, studying at Davis University, California and has since used his skills crafting exceptional wines in England, Hungary, South Africa, India and Romania.

Each country’s wine has its own character and individuality and he has won international awards for each winery he has worked in. Stephen started making wines in Romania in 1995 and has been Budureasca’s winemaker since 2007.

Winning over 70 international gold and silver awards for Budureasca from competitions such as Rose du Monde, Mundus Vini, Mondial du Merlot, Decanter, Mondial de Bruxelles and The International Wine Challenge, London.

Stephen says “It is my role as a winemaker to bring out the very best that each grape variety can offer and it is my philosophy that when it comes to quality, there is no compromise.”

Wine cellar
Wine cellarDealu Mare Romania
The new Budureasca wine cellar opened in spring 2013 – has a surface of 5.300 m2, being the one of the newest and largest cellars in the Dealu Mare.
The construction is buried on three of its sides, to fit perfectly into the landscape and to provide an easier thermal control

Its avant-garde construction and the latest technology used to equip it, allows us to affirm that Budureasca is one of the most modern cellars in Romania, with a capacity production and storage of 2,5 mil liters.
The cellar includes three main areas: the production-fermentation area (with a processing capacity of 900,000 litres), the conditioning-storage area (with a capacity of 1.6 million litres) and the area where the maturation and the ageing of the fine wines take place.