Castle Bethlen-Haller #128

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Transylvania, Castle Bethlen-Haller beckons as a sanctuary where time ebbs and flows naturally, much like the velvety pour of fine wine that graces our glasses during moments shared with loved ones.Nominations 2023-2024/The Visiting Card of the Country/Progressive Approach/
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Castle Bethlen-Haller: Embracing Progressive Hospitality

Nestled in Transylvania, Castle Bethlen-Haller is a sanctuary where time flows naturally, echoing the region’s vibrant viticultural tradition. The Renaissance-style castle, built between 1560 and 1624, intertwines tales of knights and nobles with winemaking heritage. A testament to history and progressive hospitality, each sip of wine is a journey through time. Bethlen-Haller Castle, erected by Miklos Bethlen’s father, boasts a rich history. After communism’s fall, the castle returned to the Haller family and was later acquired by the Necşulescu family, reopening in 2020. Today, it warmly welcomes guests, offering a glimpse into its storied past and wines honoring ancestral traditions. Indulge in delectable dishes with locally sourced ingredients from the castle’s farm in 15 inviting rooms, immersing yourself in the charm and history of this estate. Explore the hidden gems of the castle, meet the friendly faces behind the scenes, and delve into the intricate artistry of winemaking.

Myriad of Opportunities to Taste & Visit

Step into the enchanting world of Bethlen-Haller Castle and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Jidvei wines. As passionate hosts, the place extend a warm welcome to the guests, inviting them to indulge in flavorful dishes crafted from time-honored Transylvanian recipes, perfectly paired with the carefully selected wines. Here, amidst the tranquil ambiance that envelops every corner, we delight in sharing stories — both old and new — about the world of wine, inviting guests to embark on a journey.

Experience the Vineyards: Explore Four Wineries

For those eager to deepen their knowledge of wine and the fine art of winemaking, a myriad of opportunities await.

Embark on a journey through the four esteemed wineries: Jidvei, Tăuni, Blaj, and Bălcaciu.

  • Jidvei Winery, established in 1974, spans 2,500 hectares of vineyards and processes over 25 million kg of grapes annually. With a storage capacity exceeding 35 million liters, it is renowned for flagship wines crafted from Romanian white varieties like Feteasca Albă and Feteasca Regală.
  • Tăuni Winery, founded in 2014, boasts state-of-the-art equipment and employs innovative techniques, including gravitational energy, to minimize intervention in the winemaking process.
  • Blaj Winery, established in 1989, is home to our oldest wines, cherished for their rich heritage and exceptional quality.
  • Bălcaciu Winery, founded in 1958, specializes in sparkling wines and wine distillates, offering a diverse selection of delightful libations.

Bethlen-Haller Castle can be visited on Mondays from 12.00 to 16.00, and from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 16.00, as part of hourly guided tours, based on a prior reservation.

Join in experiencing the essence of Castle Bethlen-Haller, where the convergence of past and present, legend and reality, creates an unparalleled experience for all who enter its gates.