The Hurricane

Domeniile Samburesti

Domeniile Samburesti it is a popular Romanian winery.

The modern story of the Samburesti wine can only have an aristocratic touch: Vintila Bratianu, a highborn boyar and one of the most important political men that Romania has ever had, proud of it’s vineyards, invites August Joseph Ville, one of the most famous french oenologists, to his lands in Samburesti.  To his great surprise, Ville warmly recommends him to clear the land and replace the existing vines with French noble varieties. Having to make such an impossible decision, the great statesman proves intuition once more: he starts replanting the land. A few years later, his decision gets a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1926. That’s how the Samburesti wine becomes a global legend.