Jidvei #129

Jidvei, a renowned winemaking company, processes more than 25 million kg of grapes annually, boasting plantations authorized by ONVPV for wines with controlled designation of origin in the Târnave Jidvei DOC area.Nominations 2023-2024/The Visiting Card of the Country/Must Visit/
str. Garii, no. 45, Jidvei, Alba county, Romania

Jidvei: More Than 20 Years of Passion & Respect for the Art of Wine

Annually processing more than 25 million kg of grapes, Jidvei stands as a prominent player in the wine industry. The group’s plantations, sanctioned by ONVPV, are granted the prestigious designation of controlled origin – DOC within the Târnave Jidvei DOC area. Under the renowned name Jidvei, these vineyards yield some of Romania’s most esteemed wines and sparkling wines. The consistent quality of these products is underscored by the numerous medals garnered in renowned international competitions, totaling over 500 awards in the past decade alone. Embracing modern techniques since 1999, Jidvei has strategically invested in optimizing technological processes across its wineries, aligning tradition with innovation to uphold the distinctiveness and excellence of their wines. Jidvei boasts four state-of-the-art wineries situated in Jidvei, Tăuni, Blaj, and Bălcaciu, each equipped with top-tier facilities and an impressive storage capacity exceeding 35 million liters.

Strides of Success: Accomplishments & Swift Progress

In 2017, the company saw a 13% sales increase, selling over 14 million bottles and earning Superbrand status. Superbrands, recognized in 88 countries, celebrates successful brands, enhancing their reputation and solidifying their position as the best in their category. In 2018, Jidvei honors the First Centenary of Greater Romania by introducing Unirii Wine, a special edition commemorating those dedicated to national unity. In 2019, Jidvei marks its 20th anniversary in the world of wine with the launch of the “First place is just the first step” campaign.

The Four State-of-the-Art Wineries

Notably, Jidvei’s Owner’s Choice Ana Sauvignon Blanc 2018 and Jidvei Fetească Regală 2009 were the sole Romanian wines to receive the Grand Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019.

Jidvei wines originate from the Târnave Vineyard, nestled between the Târnava Mică and Târnava Mare rivers, just 50 kilometers from the historic Alba Iulia and 150 kilometers from the ancient Dacian citadel of Sarmizegetusa. This vineyard, spanning 2,500 hectares, is the largest in Romania and Europe under a single owner.

The favorable pedoclimatic conditions of the Târnave valleys contribute to the cultivation of white grape varieties like Fetească Regală, Italian Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and more.

Climate change has allowed the introduction of black grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, used for delightful rosé and sparkling wines. The unique conditions, including autumn’s moderate temperatures and occasional fog, contribute to the millenary tradition of vine culture and the exceptional quality of Târnave wines.

Jidvei features four cutting-edge wineries located in Jidvei, Tăuni, Blaj, and Bălcaciu, equipped with top-notch facilities and a storage capacity surpassing 35 million liters. Jidvei- established in 1974, this winery stands as the largest among the quartet of Jidvei establishments, boasting an expansive storage capacity of 21.5 million liters.

Distinguished by its advanced grape processing methods, the facility employs cutting-edge, fully automated fermentation technology, and innovative wine conditioning techniques.

Within the winery’s confines, wine finds its abode primarily in stainless steel vessels, accounting for 13 million liters, complemented by wooden vessels (1.9 million liters), polystyrene vessels (3.6 million liters), and epoxy resin-lined vessels (3 million liters).

Founded in 1989 and upgraded in 2007, Blaj Winery hosts a wine cellar showcasing the oldest bottles from the Castel range (200,000 bottles). With a storage capacity of 3.95 million liters, the winery utilizes stainless steel tanks (1.65 million liters), vessels lined with epoxy resins (1.75 million liters), wooden vessels (38,000 liters), and polystyrene vessels (146,000 liters) for wine storage.

Established in 1958, Bălcaciu Winery is dedicated to sparkling wines and wine distillates. With a storage capacity of 2.4 million liters, the winery utilizes stainless steel vessels (1.54 million liters), wooden vessels (101,000 liters), epoxy resin-lined vessels (693,000 liters), and polystyrene vessels (105,000 liters).

Founded in 2014, the Tăuni Winery stands out for its distinctive location, construction, and innovative technologies. Equipped with state-of-the-art fermentation and storage tanks, the winery operates with a storage capacity of 4.96 million liters (stainless steel vessels). It employs gravity energy, adhering to the principle of communicating vessels, ensuring minimal intervention in the winemaking process. This establishment exemplifies the company’s commitment to sustainable development and consumption.