A story of an experimental winery…
Like it or not, wine is essentially and ultimately a business. Wine is made to go on an epic journey from the winery to the barrel, to the bottle, to the shelf and, perhaps most importantly, to the wine consumer’s glass.
While the first part of this journey is equally science and art, these would remain hidden and unappreciated unless a wine consumer can be convinced to acquire the respective wine. It is on this background that a never-ending clash of approaches is underway, namely making consumer friendly and affordable wine contrasted against boutique winemaking.
Boutique winemaking is, like any boutique business, small scale, artisanal and, thus, deeply embedded with the winemaker’s skills and approach, and more prone to producing high end, made-to-measure wine. It is the kind of venture which only deep passion and dedication, as well as a bit of openness to the financial misfortunes which may arise when creating any highly tailored product, can drive. And it is this kind of passion and dedication that stand behind Dagon Clan Winery, a small artisanal winery, located in Dealu Mare vineyard, Romania […]
How did the Open Day event go?
The Open Day event itself was very well organized, with regular cellar tours, traditional Romanian food being cooked on site and plenty of wine to taste and comment. The attendance was presumably in excess of what was initially expected for a Sunday event, as by the time we arrived they were already out of regular wine glasses and the courtyard seemed full of guests. […] [spacer top=”40px”][/spacer]