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Villa Rihuini: Unique wine tasting in Transylvania

Created with Sketch. Villa Rihuini (wine house)Transylvania traditional authentic saxon house, Richiș, Romania
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20 people

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Languages

Română

Overview

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 30 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.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Min. no of guests: 6


Don’t hesitate to contact us for additional info!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apart from the wine tasting, at Villa Rihuini you can be accommodated in a traditional Saxon house, restored by us with the help of local craftsmen, using ecological materials.
  • You can opt for an incursion into the Transylvanian gastronomy, having on your table the most delicious local recipes, based on products from our own household or from our neighbours.
  • You can also rent bikes to explore the surroundings, with spectacular landscapes and medieval sites, specific to the area. The paths marked by the Transylvanian Highlands are also ideal for nature hikes.
  • In addition to that, we can organize hayrides to our vineyards, to the sheepfolds from the area or from the neighbouring villages. Don’t forget to give a little swiping to the immediate surroundings, to Biertan. Here is the most visited fortress from rural Transylvania, whose fame offers it a place of honor in the UNESCO Heritage.

Included/Excluded

  • A short climb on the hill behind the house from where we can admire the beauty of the village.
  • We tell you the story of Richis.
  • Winetasting including 5 types of wine, seasoned with cheese from the locald 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.
  • Vineyard tours (only on demand, depending on the available time).
  • Traditional food (we can offer for an extra fee - 16 Eur/pers).

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Created with Sketch. Villa Rihuini (wine house)Transylvania traditional authentic saxon house, Richiș, Romania

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Konstantin

31/08/2021
We had two great days at Villa Rihuini in August. It is located in an authentic Romanian village with picturesque surroundings. Alex is a wonderful, responsive host. Alex's mum is a professional cook who knows how to make miracles out of simple things. So you will not be disappointed with the traditional dishes of Romanian cuisine. Breakfasts are just masterpieces. Tasting a variety of local drinks in a good company allows you to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and learn a lot more about Romania and its wonderful people.
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Georgiana

28/06/2020
Am luat cina plus degustarea de vin si totul a fost delicios. Recomand!
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