Rebirth of a tradition




Since more than 300 years, the family of Prince Stirbey has owned vineyards in the Dragasani wine region. When I discovered it in 1999, I immediately understood why my ancestors chose this place: I fell in love at first sight with the enchanting landscape, the charming people living and working there since generations in their traditions, and with the balance between nature and people.


Of love my husband Jakob and I gave rebirth to Prince Stirbey wine estate, but also with the wish to discover the terroir of every single vineyard and the rich potential of the different grape varieties, evolved in this terroir since thousands of years.


I invite you for a walk through the vineyards of Prince Stirbey, at the discovery of the place of birth of our wines!


Baroness Ileana Kripp-Costinescu


Ileana Kripp

Our wines



We invite you to discover the Stirbey family of wines – all obtained from pure grape varieties, each of them reflecting its own individual personality, clearly distinguishable from each other, but together forming a family devoted to the terroir and traditions of Dragasani wine region.


Start of Harvest 2018

On 17th August this year´s harvest, the final phase of the annual cycle in the vineyards, started: we picked the Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our Moraru vineyard. Looking back, this year was – like every year in the vineyards – full of surprises, obliging us to develop...

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A new book about Ştirbey Winery

Dear friends of Ştirbey wines, Recently we launched a new communication medium of our Ştirbey winery in Drăgăşani, opening the first page of our Facebook, wishing to create a true book, full of tales and images: showing the history and tradition of Ştirbey Domaines,...

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The Guardian – November 2017

Source: The Guardian – 16th November 2017 (Kate Hawkings)   Wine: if you’re after a bargain, look to Romania Romanian winemakers look set to take advantage of 2017’s poor harvest elsewhere in Europe, and of Brexit, too Brows are furrowed among European winemakers and...

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Wine cellar tours



We invite you to visit us at the Stirbey Estate, at the heart of the Dragasani vineyards, to try our wines together with our traditional cuisine, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.