Rebirth of a tradition
Since more than 300 years, the family of Prince Stirbey has owned vineyards in the Dragasani wine region. When I discovered it in 1999, I immediately understood why my ancestors chose this place: I fell in love at first sight with the enchanting landscape, the charming people living and working there since generations in their traditions, and with the balance between nature and people.
Of love my husband Jakob and I gave rebirth to Prince Stirbey wine estate, but also with the wish to discover the terroir of every single vineyard and the rich potential of the different grape varieties, evolved in this terroir since thousands of years.
I invite you for a walk through the vineyards of Prince Stirbey, at the discovery of the place of birth of our wines!
Baroness Ileana Kripp-Costinescu
We invite you to discover the Stirbey family of wines – all obtained from pure grape varieties, each of them reflecting its own individual personality, clearly distinguishable from each other, but together forming a family devoted to the terroir and traditions of Dragasani wine region.
On 1st December 2018 – Romania´s Centenary Day! - after 3 days of frost with minimum temperatures between -7 and -9 ° C, we picked the last grapes of Negru de Drăgășani, frozen. For the first time in the last 17 years, weather conditions allowed us to harvest frozen...
4th December, 2018: The 2018 harvesting had already ended when we called back our team once again into the vineyards, later than ever in the history of our Știrbey Winery! This year's rich harvest and a sunny autumn allowed us to leave some of the Novac grapes on the...
Recently we bottled the vintage 2015 of our Merlot Rezerva „Ordinul de Malta“. This limited edition series was born in 2008, when the former Ambassador oft he Sovereign Order of Malta to Romania, Count Franz Alfred Hartig, being a great fan of Stirbey´s Merlot, asked...
Wine cellar tours
We invite you to visit us at the Stirbey Estate, at the heart of the Dragasani vineyards, to try our wines together with our traditional cuisine, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.