Legend has it that the Banat region of Romania was where Bacchus, the god of wine, spent his childhood – certainly the first records of viticulture date back to the Roman Empire when it invaded and annexed the central part of Dacia in 106 AD. The region west of Romania, surrounding the city of Timisoara, is the home of the multi award winning Recaş. The vineyard areas and wine region have both benefited from centuries of influence from Hungarian, Bavarian and Austrian immigrants – all laying claim to have influenced the present day viticulture. Recaş is now a 700ha modern day winery, exporting to both Europe and the Americas. It has a Mediterranean climate, cooler than the rest of Romania, and dryer with a longer harvest season, allowing many varieties to ripen easily.
"Orange’ generally refers to the colour but this skin-contact blend really does taste slightly orangey. Good balance and just a little bit of chewiness on the end. This would be a great introduction to the style." Jancis Robinson, The Financial Times, 26th November 2022 "Orange wine is more or less a white wine that’s been made like a red – that’s to say with grape skin contact with the juice giving more texture and grip to the final wine. Orange wine like this is terrific with the Ham and Pineapple Pizza and mimics a similarly fruity and savoury balance. With no additives, this natural wine from Romania is something completely unique to serve chilled." Olly Smith, The Daily Mail, 29th October 2022