WINE TESTING TOUR
This excursion will be organized for minimum 8 people (the prices might change, depending on the number of participants)
We will start our trip in the morning. We will reach the Carpathian mountains in the afternoon.
Our first stop is Peles Castle, which is one of the most stunning castles in Romania and Europe. It was the Romanian royal family summer residence. You can wallow in a lavish world of art and history (160 rooms and over 2000 artworks) with influences from different cultures (Italian, Turkish or French). Peles Castle took 41 years to build (1873-1914). It is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, built by King Carol I of Romania in a dreamy landscape.
You will also visit the most beautiful and exquisite mountain resort in Romania. You will discover Sinaia Monastery, a symbol of the simplicity and artistry of the Orthodox spirituality. As soon as you pass through its door, you will step into a place of absolute peace and tranquility, bestowed upon by the divine spirit. Your private guide will help you understand better the history of Romania. The monastery is over 300 years old and it is called “the Cathedral of the Carpathians” due to its location, surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery. It was founded by Prince (Spatarul) Mihai Cantacuzino. He decided to build the house of worship following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with its name inspired by Mount Sinai.
We continue our trip to Azuga, where we will be introduced to the story of wine tourism. In Romania it started to develop with the Halewood Wine Cellars, the Rhein-Azuga Cellars, where you can discover the art of producing sparkling wine according to the traditional method used in the Champagne region. The Rhein cellars in Azuga were opened in 1892. They were recognized (between the two world wars) as the “Royal Court Suppliers” of Romania. At present, Rhein Azuga Cellars are the oldest “location” that produces sparkling wine according to the traditional method.
On April 27, 2006, Halewood Crafts were awarded the “Majesty’s King Michael’s House Supply” for sparkling wines. On October 12 2009, they became an Official Supplier of Still Wines. On May 11 2013, this status was renewed for another three years.
After the cellars tour, we will have a traditional lunch and taste 3 types of wine.