Romanian winemaker Domeniile Sahateni estimates it will grow its turnover by 30 percent this year to about EUR 1.3 million, Aurelia Visinescu, the company’s oenologist and managing director told BR.
The company has recently expanded its portfolio with a new wine – Anima Syrah.
Syrah is a relatively new grape variety in Romania. “It is a very friendly wine and I wanted to try it in our area and this is why we planted 5 hectares with this variety in 2009,” said Visinescu.
The wine is be available in a limited edition of only 14,204 bottles.
2013 was good year for the local wine industry in terms of grape crops and Domeniile Sahateni says it will process some 1,000 tonnes of grapes, out of which 66.4 percent are red grapes.
The company’s future development plans include the planting of 14 hectares with local grape vine varieties in 2015. Visinescu is also considering the acquisition of an additional 10-20 hectares of land. “As for increasing the production capacity the answer is definitely no. We are, however, planning to increase the winery’s performance in the near future,” she said.
Domeniile Sahateni cultivates some 76 hectares of vineyards which are located in the Dealu Mare region of Romania, an area with a long tradition in winemaking.