Lechinta Vineyard – Inheritance from Saxons

The Lechinta vineyard is located in the northeast of the Transylvanian Plateau, in the hilly region of Cald Mare and Mures. It consists of vividly strayed on the surface of Bistrita-Nasaud County, with a small penetration in the north of Mures County.
The vine culture has a long tradition in this area. It was practised by the Dacians and subsequently developed under Roman rule, especially in the period during which roads were built, which served both military and bartertown purposes, one of the paths being discovered at the sheath, important wine Centre. In the 12th-13th centuries, viticulture went through a new important period of development, with the arrival of Saxons from the parts of the Rhine and the Mosela. It is said that the wine in this area was preferred by the Austrian royal house, where he received the name “Wine of the Kings”.

Lechinta Wine

At present, among the wines produced at Lechinta, there is a white Feteasca, which is resistant to lower temperatures in winter, with a good capacity to accumulate sugar in grapes. They are high quality wines, which can be dry or semidry. They are added wines from Sauvignon Blanc varieties, Neuburger – the Soul wine of Saxons, Pinot Gris, Italian Riesling and Muscat Ottonel, always of high quality, as well as the Royal Girl, which may be quality wines, but also wines The table. In recent years private investors have planted in their vineyards and varieties of red grapes such as Pinot Noir or black girl, and in the commune of the Viisoara in Bistriţa, located on a hill known as “Steiniger”, there is a vineyard from which to obtain A white girl’s wine of exceptional quality, notes the winemaking Mihai Craig.


All wines in this vineyard are marketed under the area name “Lechinta”, alongside which additionally the names of vines may appear: Vermes, Saniacob, Sangeorzu Nou, Sheatha, Urmenis, Darla, Viisoara, (Steiniger), Batos, The indictment.
The Lechinta vineyard is closely linked to important moments in the history of the Romanian people. Among other things, it is said that the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Romanian territory would have been negotiated here. In October 1957, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, the communist leader of Romania, invited him to a bear hunt on the Soviet ruler, Nikita Khrushchev. In support of this statement are the notes of the Dutch ambassador to Bucharest, C. M. Hanswlick de Jonge, who was invited to honour the bear hunt. They stoppeded at the cabana scabbard, where a rich feast was given, crowned with a dry white wine, the famous Lechinta wine. Delighted with this reception, Khrushchev asked Dej what he could do for Romania, to make up for it. Dej then assured him of the loyalty of Romanians, but insisted that the stationary of Soviet troops in our territory is not necessary, moreover, could even ştirbeasca the confidence of Romanians in the Soviet Union. Khrushchev promised to notify the Supreme Soviet of this issue and assured that 90% of Soviet troops would be withdrawn within a year, which was also the case.