THE ICONIC ESTATE is a combination of history, tradition, experience and passion, dating back to 1892.
The Iconic Estate is one of the largest Romanian bottled wine producers and exporters, having over 60% of the annual production sold abroad. Our wines are awarded by the most prestigious international competitions and we are the first Romanian wine producer to be awarded The Grand Gold Medal at “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles”.
Our winery is successfully capitalizing on the potential and diversity of Romania’s most prominent wine regions, owning over 200 hectares of vineyards in Dealu Mare (Big Hill) and other wine regions. A part of vineyard has a drip irrigation system and is certified as organic.
Dealu Mare (or Big Hill), located within Dealurile Munteniei (Muntenia’s Hills) wine region, has deep roots in the history of the region which is called the “land of red wine”. The typical warm, dry microclimate and the rather long autumns favour a slow and thorough ripening of the grapes. There is a long vegetation time of 210-240 days with a maximum humidity of 55-80%. The soil here is strewn with marine fossils and the grapes enjoy the perfect combination of warm days and cool nights.
Rhein & CIE Azuga 1892 Cellars have been established in 1892 by Wilhelm Rhein, who, upon the request of King Carol I, contributed to the development of the area. With a history closely linked to the history of the Royal House of Romania, Rhein Cellars is the oldest establishment where sparkling wine has been produced without interruption, through the traditional method. The remarkable qualities of Rhein Extra sparkling wine have been acknowledged ever since 1906, the wine being awarded today in the most prestigious international competitions.
“Every drop of our wines hides an untold story. A story full of efforts passion and patience. A magnificent journey of survival throughout the hot sunny days and cold nights for delivering in your hands a wine as unique as life's simple pleasures. Our story is captured in every bottle, for our story continues each time you open a bottle and share a glass of wine with family and friends.”
LORENA DEACONU STOIAN, B.Sc.