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August 13th, 2014

The journey in between the worlds

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea has started last week to deliver to distributors and liquor shops its newest line of wines, Vardo. The new collection includes four special red wines: Touriga Nacional, Fetească Neagră, Syrah and a blend of Cabernet Franc & Marselan. The new line is a celebration of the gypsy spirit and equally a historical, moral and much-needed acknowledgement.

         Ever since the establishment of Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea, most of the works in the vineyard and in the winery were made by the gypsies in the region, from Maglavit village towards the boundaries of the city of Craiova. Decent revenues as well as the access to education that the 12 Domains of the Crown throughout the country offered for their employees and for their children made the status of employee of the Administration of the Domains of the Crown a very sought after position.
         Before World War II, the relations between ADC and the gypsies were so tight that many of the gypsies in Oltenia (the South-western part of Romania) retreated around  Segarcea (Șegarcea, as they call it even today) where they were given shelter, work and last but not least protection against the legionaries.  
         Their role in building and developing the vineyard in Segarcea is acknowledged today by integrating in the Vardo name and labels some of the traditional gypsy symbols, universally recognizable.
         Vardo is the carriage, the metaphoric image of the caravan in which gypsies travel and discover the world. For centuries we have disapproved this way of life as unfitted for a “civilized person” who is attached to the material things that we believe to enrich our spirit. Today, the very same civilized person travels on all the continents, on business or holiday, and he discovers the charming direct interaction with other cultures. What was uncalled for a century ago is now everybody’s dream – to travel freely, to be free, to know, to have a sip of the joy of life.
         The souvenirs, the trophies that prove you’ve been there, you saw and you felt, are different for each of the new nomads. For a vine grower, the souvenirs are the grapes that you adopt, grow, test  hoping they will take strong roots and give birth to good wines. To make a portrait of European grapes, we chose in Segarcea the varietals that we believe to gladly receive the hours of sunshine and the heat we enjoy here -  Touriga Nacional from Douro, Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, Marselan from Languedoc, Syrah from Cote du Rhone, all beginning with or going back to the local grape Fetească Neagră…
        Vardo is a passionate journey, a story told at dusk, in tastes and flavors that incite you to enjoy life. By the courage to feel free and the simple joy it awakes, Vardo speaks of the beauty of each of us, no matter the path we have chosen.

November 08th, 2016

Minima Moralia – Respect, the second edition read all

September 29th, 2016

2016 harvest: Perfection lays in the eye of the beholder read all

September 06th, 2016

An important silver medal: Mondial des Pinots read all

May 01st, 2014

Tămâioasa Roză from Segarcea was awarded Diamond Nova in Monaco read all

May 01st, 2014

Vinalies Internationales 2014: Gold for Principesa Margareta, Marselan 2009 read all

September 19th, 2013

We are currenly harvesting Marselan, the grape we were the first to plant in Romania read all

September 18th, 2013

Fetească Neagră, the most representative Romanian grape is now being harvested in Segarcea read all

September 17th, 2013

We are finally harvesting the elegant Syrah! read all

September 17th, 2013

We are now harvesting the reds -the first one to have reached maturity is obviously Pinot Noir read all

September 14th, 2013

These days we are harvesting Fetească Albă read all

September 13th, 2013

We have begun the harvest of Tămâioasă Românească read all

September 09th, 2013

Viognier grapes reached maturity and are harvested these days read all

September 06th, 2013

This week-end we harvest Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris read all

September 04th, 2013

Gold for Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea in Mondial des Pinots 2013 read all

September 03rd, 2013

Today we harvest Tămâioasă Roză, the flagship grape of our estate read all

August 30th, 2013

We have started to harvest Pinot Gris read all

August 26th, 2013

Vintage began in Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea read all

June 28th, 2013

Minima Moralia wins Best of Class for visual identity of the brand read all

June 28th, 2013

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea wines – awarded on the American continent read all

June 28th, 2013

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea wines receive 3 Gold Medals in Concours Mondial de Bruxelles read all

June 27th, 2013

New accolades for Minima Moralia in France read all

June 26th, 2013

Gold medal for Minima Moralia Hope in Mondial du Rosé 2013 read all

June 25th, 2013

New accolades for Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea read all

June 25th, 2013

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea accolades in Vinalies Internationales 2013 read all

June 25th, 2013

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea wines – evaluated by Robert Parker’s team read all

February 28th, 2013

Minima Moralia—The brand story read all

December 19th, 2012

Already internationally recognized, Minima Moralia collection was officially presented to the Romanian market read all

November 09th, 2012

Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea at top class wine fair in Hong Kong read all