The Story of Stirbey Labels

The story of Ştirbey labels is full of tradition, history and symbols fused in a modern design. We are glad to share with you this beautiful story that contributed to the renaissance of a tradition. The labels of Prince Ştirbey Wines were created in 2003, by our good...

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End of Harvest 2018

On 16th October, we picked our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Bibescu vineyard, this way closing our harvesting season 2018. We were really happy with this year´s autumn – since the start of harvest on 17th August, the weather was perfect until now, allowing us to...

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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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Summer in Red

After a capricious start of this year´s summer, in the last weeks this season finally showed its true character – with heat of more than 40 degrees, giving us the welcome opportunity to keep an extended siesta in the tradition of our Latin brothers in Italy and Spain...

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Prince Stirbey en Rose

If you look on the Internet for “Rose (without accent!) Prince Ştirbey”, you may find not only our wines, but also a true rose, in the website of the rose nursery Fabien Ducher in Chateauneuf (in the Loire valley, without “du-Pape!”), described as follows: ROSE PRINCE...

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The Guardian – March 2015

www.theguardian.com / 15.03.2015 Bulgaria, Romania and the new wave of wine ………… In the decade since there’s been a flood of imaginative new ventures, the sort of individualistic, small-scale producers that would never have been possible in the Soviet era. I’m...

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Sparkling wine for conversation

Like shoes help you walking, like the bed helps sleeping or the fork helps eating, sparkling wine supports conversation. We can very well walk barefoot, sleep on bare earth or eat with hands, like we can also live without speaking and without chinking glasses. But if...

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Nature’s Organ Point

Last week, nature let us understand with its overwhelming force how small and insignificant we are: In the evening of 10th July, a violent hailstorm ravaged nearly all vineyards on Dealul Olt in Drăgăşani, destroying within 10 minutes our whole work of this year – and...

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Spring Impressions

In April, Ileana and I stole some days from our agenda for a short excursion of (re-)discoveries in Romania. Travelling through landscapes of unspoiled nature, 10 to 15 years ago, finding biospheres where man and nature still lived in a perfect balance, not affected...

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Evidence of a Tradition

Since we gave rebirth to Știrbey wines from Drăgășani, we were (and still are!) looking for evidences of Știrbey wines' tradition – in archives and antique shops, at collectors and senior friends. One of these evidences is an advertising found by a good friend of ours...

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Autumn Collection Prince Stirbey

  Recently we presented our autumn coleection at the restaurant “Madame Pogany” in Bucharest:   Spumant 2007 Vinified of 100% Crâmpoșie grapes, 2007 vintage from Foișor vineyard, the base wine was aged one year in oak barrels, before being bottled for the second...

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www.wineanorak.com

www.wineanorak.com / 04.09.2012 A decent Romanian red This attractive, supple red comes from Romania, and more specifically from foothills of the Transylvanian Alps near Drăgăsani. It’s made from the native Novac grape variety; native grapes are the real focus of this...

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www.jancisrobinson.com

www.jancisrobinson.com 23.03.2012 Prince Stirbey, Sec Tamâioasa Româneasca 2010 Romania 16.5 Drink 2012-2014 Very fruity and fragrant and clean and precise on the nose. On the palate it’s pretty light and finishes dry. Lots of fun and stimulating for those who are...

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Letter from Stirbey winery

Letter from Stirbey winery This strong and endless-seeming winter reminds me of a column written by Harry Eyres - one of my favourite columnists - in the “Slow Lane” on the last page of a Sunday edition of the Financial Times, in a similar winter: “I was doing just...

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