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South of the Romanian Carpathians, on the same 45th parallel as famous Toscana or Bordeaux, there’s a place with wet springs and long, dry, sunny autumns.

It’s a place where fertile and clean soils are recognized by the small lizards speeding around. If you stop at Dealu Mare to admire the breathtaking beauty of the vineyards and smell the air, you might encounter the living proof of these fine lands for a few seconds, the lizards. In 2011, lizards borrowed their Latin name, to multi-awarded world class wines: LacertA.

The story

South of the Romanian Carpathians, on the same 45th parallel as famous Toscana or Bordeaux, there’s a place with wet springs and long, dry, sunny autumns.

It’s a place where fertile and clean soils are recognized by the small lizards speeding around. If you stop at Dealu Mare to admire the breathtaking beauty of the vineyards and smell the air, you might encounter the living proof of these fine lands for a few seconds, the lizards. In 2011, lizards borrowed their Latin name, to multi-awarded world class wines: LacertA.

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Korea Wine Challenge

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International Wine Contest Bucharest

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Decanter World Wine Awards - London

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Romania rising as New World of wine in ‘old’ Europe

Walter Friedl, the Austrian co-owner of Lacerta winery: “We are here at 45 degrees of latitude and we have conditions like in Bordeaux or Tuscany,” he adds, speaking from his vaulted cellar, where wine matures in oak barrels made in France, Hungary and Russia as well as Romania.


Romania rising as New World of wine in ‘old’ Europe - By Isabelle Wesselingh

“The conditions to make wine here are world-class,” says Walter Friedl, the Austrian co-owner of the Lacerta winery. Friedl and his Romanian business partner Mihai Banita run an 82-hectare (200-acre) estate in Romania’s southern Dealu Mare region, about an hour’s drive from Bucharest.


Romania on way to breaking new vistas for red and white wines in Old World Europe

So far Romania, the sixth-biggest wine producer in the EU is exporting only three percent of it's wine output, far behind countries like France or Italy.


Romania rising as New World of wine in ‘old’ Europe

But while Romania may look like a newcomer on the international wine map, the country is actually rediscovering a tradition dating back to antiquity and praised by the Latin poet Ovid.