In the heart of Dealu Mare region, in an area with sunny rolling hills, we find Budureasca vineyards - an ancient place with deep roots in the history of vine cultivation. The archaeological evidence found nearby suggests that this place has a rich tradition in vinification, dating since the time of the Dacians or even their ancestors, the ancient Thracians. It is not a coincidence that the language that Romanians speak today still holds quite a few Dacian terms of great significance in the field of vines cultivation. Words such as barrel, barley or grape show once again that the Dacian heritage in the creation of wines has been and continues to be of paramount importance.
It is well known in Romanian history that, acting on the advice of his great priest, Deceneus, Burebista, a famous Dacian king, decided to burn the vines. Less known are the reasons behind his decision. It was not only to reduce the consumption of wine among the Dacians but more to diminish the invaders' interest in his territories (known for the excellent wines found there) and thus to protect his people from enemy invasions.
Historians speak in their writings about the high-quality wines found in the region. For example, the great Homer himself mentioned in his texts that the Greek Warriors entered Thrace to find wine. Currently, Budureasca wines are known and appreciated in Romania and all over the world for their unique characteristics, uniting the historical legacy of the terroir with the modern technologies adapted to the New World of winemaking.
Budureasca vineyards are part of the famous Dealu Mare region (located in the Southern Subcarpathians) and spread over an area of approximately 275 hectares - of which 250 hectares were replanted, while the old vines were kept on 25 hectares.
The area includes numerous hills and valleys, from the Teleajen River in the west to the Buzau River in the east. The hilly massif, with its southern position, is an ideal place for vine cultivation. The altitude of Budureasca vineyards ranges from 175m to 400m. The conditions favor in particular the production of black grapes, but white grapes also enjoy extremely favorable conditions, resulting in very aromatic and fruity white wines.
The Southern positioning, sunny location and extremely rich soils, consisting of chernozems and limestone, offer our vines properties that are almost impossible to find in other regions of the country. The temperate continental climate, with frequent hot air coming from the Mediterranean side, also contributes to the exquisite quality of the wines produced here at Budureasca.
It is not a coincidence that Budureasca vineyards are located on Parallel 45, the same geographical coordinates as Bordeaux or Burgundy, two famous regions in the wine industry. The result is a terroir with extraordinary potential for the production of high-class wines.