Stirbey Wineries Rebirth of a tradition

Designed by an actual prince, Prince Barbu Alexandro Stirbey in the early 20th century, the wine cellar of the Stirbey Winery stands in the Stirbey Estate, where grapes cultivated from over 20 hectares of vineyards are fermented to make exquisite bottles of wine. 

The optimum conditions met in the Stirbey Estate is perfect for producing fine wines like Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, apart from other varieties of both red and white wines. The Stirbey Winery is over 300 years old, which has been well-maintained generation after generation to keep its winemaking legacy intact. The character of each bottle of wine is strongly built up from selecting the right variety of grape to the equal efforts of long hours put in by the workers of the Stirbey Winery. 

The winery also follows methods of cultivation needed for the sustainability of the environment. They emphasize growing the grapes with the help of manual labor instead of modern machines to also keep the process very traditional and authentic. For the vinification, the winery depends on nature’s pace of aging and fermenting. 

The facilities of the Stirbey Winery have been refurbished slightly over time, not making any sudden drastic changes in order to meet the modern-day technological standards required for the winemaking processes including the use of stainless steel tanks. Oak barrels of decreased pressure are also used for the process of maturation so that the original aroma of the grapes remain intact until the bottles are ready to be shipped. 

If you want to try a great glass of Fetească Regală, Novac, Negru de Drăgășani, Merlot met with cultural and historic foundations of winemaking, Stirbey Winery is the place to be. 

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Dragasani vineyard is rich in traditional wine varieties, beauty and natural diversity, open-minded people, exceptional oenologists as well as wines with personality. Bauer winery can be visited in any season. We are waiting for you to taste our wines in winter, spring, autumn or summer with a high viticultural potential for high quality red and white wines: Cramposie Selectionata, Feteasca regala, Tamaioasa Romanesca, Sauvignon Blanc, Novac, Negru de Dragasani, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

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Driving direction to Stirbey Winery

Getting to Bauer Vineyarss is quite easy via Sibiu (SBZ), Bucharest (OTP) or Craiova (CRA) airports with short transfer times from all three airports. Transfer options include car hire, private transfer, public bus and train services directly to the Budureasca domain.
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Stirbey Quality Seal

For many generations, Prince Stirbey family has actively contributed to the development of the Romanian nation. Thus, Prince Stirbey became a synonym for excellency. We guarantee that by their outstanding quality, all Prince Stirbey wines deserve bearing this name as a quality seal.

Wine tasting tour

Wine tasting tour

We invite you to discover Bauer Wineries’ story, with a tradition of only 8 years but it already becomes one of the best wineries of Romania. This is a story you must experience in the company of friends and family.

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Monday – Friday – from 9:00 to 15:00
Saturday – from 9:00 to 14:00, if available
Sunday and legal holidays – closed

The reservation should be made in advance, at least 2 days before the desired date.

Maximum 80 people at the wine tasting.

For custom packages, ask for the offer at the winery.


Optional services:

– transport – offer based on number of km
– cold buffet – 9,5 euro/pers, hot buffet – 12 euro/pers
– conference room rental – 10,5 euro/hour

Payment options: cash/card for the events during the week and payment order for the weekend tastings and packages with optional services.

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Launch / Diner menu recommendations

Stirbey Menu Recommendation

Pairing food with a complementary wine makes it taste even more delicious. But is there more to it than matching white wines with fish and red wines with steak? Of course!
Here are a few basic tips for matching meal courses with the perfect wine:

– Pair intense wines with heavy dishes, such as beef and lamb
– Pair lighter wines with light dishes, such as salad or chicken
– Desserts pair well with sweet wines or dessert wines
– Consider whether flavours are bitter, acidic, sweet, salty or spicy
– Focus on sauces and cooking methods, not just the main ingredient

You can either ‘complement’ or ‘contrast’ when pairing food and wine. For example, choose an earthy red wine to complement a rich mushroom dish, or contrast an acidic white wine with a creamy fish sauce. Neither the food nor the wine should overwhelm each other.

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