The VILLA VINEA estate is located right near the regional airport Tirgu Mures, on a gentle hill at 330-350 m above sealevel. Embedded in the beautiful hilly landscape of the river Tarnave valley in the Mures region of Transylvania it reminds one of the rolling Tuscan winelands.
International as well as autochthone varieties are grown over 32 ha of vineyards aligned south to southwest.
Mainly in the years from 2004 to 2008 noble native varieties such as Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Alba and Feteasca Regala were grown in combination with classic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewuerztraminer, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Depending on their position, the soils of the vineyard are very heavy, silty loam soils rich in limestone with strong mineral deposits, which are responsible for the succulence of the Villa Vinea wines. The clay content varies between 38-45 %. A percentage of 51-55 is reached if the parts of fine silt are also counted.
These soils, very difficult to work because of their composition, distinguish themselves through a high water storage capacity as well as a very high ability to bind nutrients. The humus content of the soil is responsible for its loosening and aeration.
The VILLA VINEA estate is situated within the continental climate area. Hot and dry summers with an above average amount of sunshine and little precipitation alternate with cold and rough winters.
The vineyards lie on the soft, south facing slopes of the south-west aligned Tarnave valley. The ever-blowing gentle wind dries the morning dew quickly and prevents the generation of mold on the grapes in a natural way. Because of the little rainfall during the hot summer period, most of the time there is no need to spray the grapes. The long autumn with its cool nights helps the grapes to its aromatic ripeness.