“Wine is the cultural and spiritual marker of a people. You can read the history of a people in its wines. For Dagon Clan, wine is the affirmation of a story.
In our case, the story of the soil in Dealul Mare, a region with a wine-making potential equal to that of other famous wine regions from around the world.”
"Wine is an experience. In it you feel the earth, the rain and sun, the wind and drought speak. Wine is the drink your ancestors made from vines that escaped collectivization, not some chemical formula containing large quantities of yeast, enzymes and activators.
I am also happy that I was able to breathe new life into an old vineyard dating back almost 50 years. And happy that I was able to make Feteasca Neagră, Feteasca Albă and Feteasca Regală part of the vocabulary of international wine critics. Dagon Clan is not just a wine. It is an opportunity."
"Wine is life. The wilderness and elegance of the soil encapsulated in a glass. Although I’ve been making wines for over 20 years, I’m yet to master wine. It’s always surprising. It teaches you that it’s not you who makes the wine, but the wine that allows you to discover it.
In Romania, I had the good fortune to come across two incredible grape varieties: Feteasca Albă and Feteasca Neagră from the Dealul Mare region. In the right hands, Feteasca Albă and Feteasca Neagră stand proudly alongside the great wines of the world."
“I’ve worked many years in wine making, and have seen many processes. But at Dagon, the process is: educated and inspired play. Wine is the most noble beverage on Earth, bubbling a lot of work and even more passion. The recipe for the perfect wine doesn’t exist. And I love that.”
“I spent most of my days on the vineyard. It’s a second home. I’m not just its caretaker, I’m it’s guardian. It made me into a jack-of-all-trades: tractor driver, dog breeder, and occasional male model.”
“The process with which grapes turn into exceptional wine inspires me. It’s a transformative process that really speaks to me, and teaches me about passion, discipline, and continuous growth.”