The Winery was founded in 1994 and to this day remains a family business. Asconi Winery’s aim is to make the best possible wine they can, using the best available technology, while maintaining the traditions of their people. They also want to share everything they have accomplished with their visitors, local or foreign!
Any wine starts with the grapes and having a vineyard is required for any winery. That is why Asconi Winery has planted over 500 hectares (1230 acres) over the course of 10 years. All of their vineyards are located in the vicinity of the Geamana village, in the county of Anenii Noi, at a distance of approximately 10 kilometers from the winery.
Asconi Winery has planted different varietals over the years, but recently the focus has been on local varietals. The foundation of their wines is built on French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat. But they have also planted other varietals such as Riesling, Malbec, Pinot Noir and of course the two local varietals of Feteasca Alba and Feteasca Neagra.
They make a wide variety of wines ranging from dry reds, whites and roses to dessert Ice Wines and fortified wines. Their red wines are full bodied and aged in 225 liter oak barrels or on oak staves. They use mostly American, Hungarian and to a lesser extent French oak. Their white wines are usually in the fresh and aromatic style with the exception of some of their Chardonnays and Rieslings which are fermented or aged in oak barrels as well.
You can visit their winery and take part in a wide range of activities. They organize tours of the winery where you can see the whole process of winemaking. You can see how the harvested grapes are pressed, how the juice is fermented and transformed into wines, how the wines evolve after fermentation either by aging in oak barrels and/or in the bottle.
After the tour you can participate in a guided tasting of their wines which can be tailored to your tastes. The tasting is usually conducted by one of their winemakers and they can tell you exactly what the style and method of winemaking of each wine is. Reservations are required for both tours and tastings.
Tour and tasting hours – 11:00 till 17:00 daily.
In addition to tours and tastings, they invite all the guests to have a relaxing lunch or dinner at their traditional restaurant which serves traditional Moldovan and Romanian dishes. There are outdoor terraces for when the weather is pleasant and warm, or you can choose to stay in the stone and clay built restaurant and enjoy the authentic décor.
You can also organize different events such as trainings, birthday parties, company parties, small weddings and other events. They have a few different rooms of various sizes for you to choose from.
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