Vie Vin Vinju Mare company was founded by purchasing 240 ha of vineyards in the vine growing area Plaiurile Drincei, by people who always felt that this vine area is “the heart of red wines in Romania and not only” with a view to maintain and honor this natural richness by obtaining high class wines and make them famous again.
The next step in achieving this goal was the acquisition of the old state-owned winery that was modernized and upgraded with new stainless steel equipment, automated that enable grapes processing, producing and storage of wines according to the international quality standards.
The activity is organized in three main directions: producing of grapes for wine, producing of still wines and wine selling.
The wines are obtained from grapes carefully grown and selected in four own farms: Orevita, Bucura, Nicolae Balcescu and Poroinita and sold both through our own specialized stores and through well established distribution companies and retailers (METRO, AUCHAN, KAUFLAND, MEGA IMAGE) all over the country. This way the traceability of the product is ensured throughout the food chain: “from the farm to the fork”.
The grapes harvested manually are processed with up to date stainless steel equipment and the wine is produced and stored in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature, that provide the adequate fermentation conditions. The best red wines are aged in 225 liter oak barrels type “Bordeaux” (barrique).
The latest investment for production modernization is the acquisition of new equipment in 2011, with EU structural funds, in order to separate the processing lines of white and black grapes.
The wines are bottled in 0,750 liter bottles, 0,250 liter bottles with Pilfer type closures or Bag in Box system, using fully or semi-automated bottling installations.
In order to preserve the good tradition of producing special wines, our company implemented an important reconversion program, with EU support, during 2007-2014, in order to replant 225ha of vineyard. The grape varieties replanted are both Romanian (Feteasca Neagra, Reteasca Regala, Tamaioasa Romaneasca) and international (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Riesling, Chardonnay).