Welcome to Villa Rihuini, one of the few traditional households from Transylvania which offers local wine tasting, manually produced by old methods.
We are the family from Richis which grows the vastest vineyard, being also one of a few with noble grapes. We laid the foundation for local ecotourism and agrotourism, having an experience of over 18 years.
Our vineyard is supported by twines and for the grapes harvest participate not only family members but also the local community. The wine is produced only with old utensils, like the classic winepress and ricer.
The guests who cross our threshold for the wine tasting or to be accommodated in one of the most beautiful traditional houses of Transylvania, help us carry on these centuries-old customs.
Before or after the wine tasting, we climb the hill behind the house, where we have our vegetable garden and mini blueberry plantation. From here we can admire the beauty of Richis, one of the most picturesque villages from Transylvania. When you look into the distance, you can see where the vineyard is. On demand, depending on the available time, we can ever organize vineyard tours.
The tasting begins with the story of Richis. Its German name, Reichesdorf, suggests the wealth of this land. The surrounding hills were hosting vast vine crops which spread on over 300 ha. Futhermore, the fruit tree crops and the durable agricultural activities contributed to the prestige of this Saxon village.
The name of our house is not random. Villa Rihuini, the name under which the village of Richis appears in the first historical mentions in Latin, will offer you one of the most beautiful experiences of wine tourism from Transylvania, in pure-spirit of this old local tradition.
The actual tasting includes 5 types of wine, seasoned with cheese or cheese fresh from the local producers, home made bread and spring water. During the tasting, you will unravel the story of each wine sort and you may watch videos or pictures made in our vineyard. At the end, we visit the mini winery and offer a bottle of wine from our collection as a gift.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
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