Vitis Metamorfosis represents the intertwining between Antinori’s twenty-six generations of tradition in wine making and the talent of the Italian oenologist Fiorenzo Rista, sharpened by his long-lasting experience in the vineyards and cellars of Romania. The company was founded in 2008 out of the desire to create premium quality wines in Romania, superior to the local production at that time.
The 5 million Euro investment made up to the present covered the acquisition of 100 hectares of land, out of which 67.5 hectares planted with grape vines in the wine districts of Urloi Valley, Fințești and Năeni in Dealu Mare region, replanting an area of 52.5 hectares, as well as the purchase, renovation and modernization of the cellar from Vadu Săpat.
METAMORFOSIS VINEYARDS & CELLAR
The best sites were selected for the planting of Metamorfosis vineyards in order to fully express the diverse terroir of Dealu Mare. On each plot a strict selection of grape varieties are cultivated with the aim of obtaining the best wines of Dealu Mare region, South-East of Romania. The vineyards are planted on gently sloping hills reminiscent of Burgundy, even though the region is situated on the same parallel as other two famous wine regions of the world, Bordeaux and Piemonte.
Vitis Metamorfosis aims to promote local varieties and a sustainable viticulture – obtaining certification for the first 15 hectares of organic grape growing in 2013 from Austria Bio Garantie, one of the European leaders in terms of inspection and certification of organic agriculture.
The company’s cellar is located in Vadu Săpat commune of Prahova County and went through a complete makeover between 2012 and 2014. It is strategically positioned to successfully serve the three vineyards owned by Vitis Metamorfosis in different wine districts. This is especially beneficial because of the short time required to transport the grapes to the winery during the harvest time. The modern technology designed to preserve the primary flavors of the grape varieties that we grow, blends in harmoniously with the large and small capacity oak barrels used for maturing especially our red wines.