Jidvei Winery is situated on the green, gentle hills of southern Transylvania, in Tarnave Valley, no doubt the most prestigious region for white wines in Romania. Tarnave Valley has a long-standing tradition, the first historical reference belonging to Herodot (600 B.C.). Around 1200 AD it was referred to, by the Saxons, as Weinland (Wine Country, in German). It is a place filled with history and stories, some true, other legendary, but all of which bring Transylvania, the land of Dracula, a lot of mystery and charm.
Most of the vineyards are located on slopes with southern exposure, which makes the sun rays and atmospheric circulation favor vine cultures. Tarnave Valley has a continental plateau type climate, with an average annual temperature of 9.2 degrees C. The moderate temperatures of grapes’ maturing period determines slow oxidation reactions, a fact which gives rise to a continual accumulation of aromas, without reducing the natural acidity of the grapes. All that ensures the production of high quality grapes, suited for really unique, harmonious and tasty wines. Adding sugar, water or making acidity correction to the Jidvei wines is totally out of the question, their tastiness being the result of high quality grapes and talented winemakers.
Jidvei Vineyard has 2700 hectares, being the largest DOC classified vineyard of Europe. Jidvei's portfolio includes over 30 labels of white wines, rose wines, sparkling wines and high quality brandies.
The grape varieties cultivated here are Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Regala, Muscat Ottonel, Italian Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Feteasca Alba, Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Iordana, Neuburger, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Jidvei Winery is also one of the most modern wineries in the world equipped with the best technologies for wine making, specifically designed to carry on nature’s mysterious work. Jidvei company owns 4 cellars (Jidvei, Blaj, Balcaciu and Tauni), one of them being the largest gravitational cellar in Europe.