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Villa Rihuini (winehouse), Authentic saxon house

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Wine tourism in Transylvania

Villa Rihuini is a traditional Saxon guesthouse located in one of the most charming villages in Transylvania, Richiș (Sibiu county).

The German name of the village – Reichesdorf – alludes to the richness of these places. The surrounding hills were in the past the home for vast vineyards, occupying more than 300 ha. Moreover, the many orchards and sustainable agriculture practices contributed to the fame of this Saxon village.

Neither is our guesthouse named by chance: Villa Rihuini, as the village was first mentioned in Latin historical documents, will offer you a truly enchanting experience of Transylvanian wine tourism, in pure spirit of this age-long local tradition.

Our family grows the largest and one of the last noble vineyards in the village, and has laid the cornerstone of local, rural ecotourism, with over 18 years of experience.

We make wine using original tools and equipment, and the entire process is by hand, just as it used to be back in the day. Therefore, a vacation here will not only bring you the joy of local wines, crafted with care, hard work, and passion, but also the opportunity to support the further development of our village’s winemaking tradition.

Stay in an almost two-century-old traditional house

At Villa Rihuini you will stay in a traditional Saxon house, restored by our family with the help of local craftsmen, using 100% ecological materials (linseed oil, natural wax, water-based paint, lime and water whitewash).

The furniture has also been carefully restored, in order to preserve its authentic charm, typical for Saxon craftsmanship. Also, most of the decorations are handcrafted.

Our guests will be accommodated in three double rooms, with separate access. The house includes an indoor bathroom (modern, this time) and two fully equipped kitchens.

The courtyard is full of flowers, from early spring till late autumn. The colors and perfume of tulips, roses, honeysuckle, and many other seasonal flowers complete the picturesque scenery of Saxon households. A true small paradise.

Here you can relax in a hammock, in the handcrafted porch swing, by the camp fire or in the restored barn. In the evenings, you may enjoy dinner along a glass (or two) of our wines, or organize small parties and private events. In the morning, coffee or tea can be accompanied by a delicious, organic breakfast.

Our household’s cook is one of the most skillful and experienced in the village. You may certainly expect to have a taste of the local authentic cuisine, based on ingredients grown in our own garden or in the surrounding area.

One of our purposes is to support local producers, as we believe this is the only way to develop a sustainable community.

Other activities in Richiș, at Villa Rihuini

We can rent you bikes for exploring the surroundings, with spectacular landscapes and medieval sites characteristic for the region. The trails marked by Colinele Transilvaniei are also perfect for hiking. We can also organize horse-cart trips to our vineyards, the nearby sheepfolds or neighboring villages.

We offer local wine tastings, campfires with brandy and sizzling bacon, and other locally flavored entertaining activities.

And since you are here, you may pay a visit to the closest neighboring village, Biertan. There you will find the most visited rural citadel in Transylvania, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage landmark.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Barbeque area
Bike rental
Children playground
Dish washer
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly
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Check In 4:00 PM
Check Out 11:00 AM
Hotel Policies


Pets are not allowed.


Please no shoes inside the rooms.


Please throw the toilet paper into the garbage and not into the toilet. Please separate your trash. We don't throw away bottles, pets of beer or water - we collect them for recycling. Paper can be used as supply for fire wood.


Parties or event just with the owner around.

Booking Policy

In order to confirm your reservation, you need to pay a 50% deposit via bank transfer or Paypal. If you cancel your reservation in with more than 24h before the check-in, you'll receive a full refund.
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Review score

Based on 9 reviews

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Marcus Eriksson

We stayed just one night but can recommend to atay longer. Fantastic old saxon house and very fresh and clean. Amazing host who got us wine tasting of his own wines and we felt warmly welcome. He and his brother took the whole night spending their time with us. Was great. The garden is amazing!! We will for sure come back!
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5.0 "Wonderful house with delicious wine"

Let's start with the house: beautifully renovated home with some modern touches that makes staying there really comfortable. One of the best sleeps I've ever had! That may be also due to an intense wine tasting Alex organised for us the day before :) all the wines were good, but one stole our hearts and taste buds especially! Alex is a very hospitable host and made sure we were taken care for and had everything we wished for. Highlight of our Romania trip!
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Madalina Steliana


5.0 "Excellent"

Excellent family business,for wine and food , travelers. Both , the wine and the food made with love from their vineyard and vegetable garden.Good choise for vegetarians . Try the Rihuini Villa if you are around Sibiu, Medias or Sighisoara 5*from me!
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Remus Tirlea


5.0 "Traditional authentic location"

I arrived at this location through the warm recommendation made by a friend who deals with tourism. A restored Saxon house, managed with soul and a lot of work by a wonderful family. Everything exceeded our expectations: the location in a quiet village, the prompt and attentive service, the traditional arrangement happily combined with modern facilities, the wine from their own production and the delicious food, cooked in house with fresh natural ingredients. Two generations, parents and two sons, perfectly synchronized, with a purpose: to make us feel at home. If you intend to spend a few days relaxing in the area, I warmly recommend you to choose this accommodation!
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Ioan Dumitrascu


5.0 "Good vibes"

The house has been renovated and is being run by two brothers, Alex and Ovidiu, who are some of the most cheerful and hospitable persons I met. It goes so well with their side business of local wine producers and wine tasting. There is always something to do and visit in Richis or around at daytime and evenings are charming on their veranda with a glass of wine and a bunch of interesting people around. Richis is really a curiosity of a traditional Transylvanian village where photographers, engineers, Bloggers and all kind of life vibrant people chose to spend their lives. During summer time there are also cultural festivals in the region and one can do also nice hiking and cycling. Villa Rihuini is in the middle of this and a great place to get into the Transylvanian vibe.
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4.8 "Transylvanian experience in a saxon house "

a completely renovated Saxon house, with refurbished old objects; a yard full of flowers, carefully cared for; very tasty breakfast and dinner prepared by the host's mother, Alex a very attentive and welcoming Host . Thanks for an authentic experience
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James de Candole


5.0 "Family Fare"

Whenever we have visitors, we treat them to a meal with the Andrei Family. The food is made by Mum, the wine is made by Dad, and the beds are made by Alex and Ovidiu!!!! The garden is magical.
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5.0 "Beautiful authentic saxon wine house"

Villa Rihuini is a beautiful authentic Saxon wine house with a spacious green garden, filled with lots of flowers. It's a place where you can spend magic quiet days, feasting on delicious home made traditional treats and drinking the best wine from the owner's cellar. Everything is made with love making it a perfect place to reconnect with nature and with yourself.
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Adrian Moisa


5.0 "Wonderful place and people"

My family and I stayed for 2 nights and it was a wonderful choice. We enjoyed the nicely restored saxon house, the sound of the owl in the night, the quietness of the place and most of all the welcoming nature of our host, who gave us some well appreciated tips to enjoy our stay.

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