Conference Visit 1: 
Istriţa Fruit Nursery & Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station

Istriţa Fruit Nursery (http://www.pepinieraistrita.ro/film-de-prezentare):

The year 1893 marks the beginning of the Istriţa Fruit Nursery, whose initial task was to multiply the vine seeding material resistant to phylloxera attacks which had destroyed the Romanian viticultural material in only 10 years. At the same time, it was aimed to develop the fruit-growing patrimony in the Curvature Sub-Carpathians region. In 1895 there already was a rich collection of types from almost all fruit tree and shrub species and parent stock saplings were produced and used in grafting valuable types.

The nursery fields and the existing fruit tree collections served as study material for generations of students, but also for researchers who worked here overtime. After its reintegration in 2005, as a component of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, the Istriţa Farm embarked on a new complex modernisation and refurbishment process. For over 115 years the nursery has continued to adorn the hills with vineyards, improve varieties of grape-vine, create new ones, hide in the cellar new "treasure", this time located in the bottles.


Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station (http://www.pietroasaveche.ro/film-de-prezentare):

These "treasures" were with more than 120 medals in national and international competitions, more especially for sweet wines, some spices, for which Pietroasa is unsurpassed vocation. After taking it, in 2005, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest put two "bricks", to rebuild the resort: young plantations and ensuring primary wine on modern principles, ensuring at the same time that students can gain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Recently, Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station, trade resumed its exceptional wines under its own label - "Pietroasa veche."

Conference Visit 1 Program

 

  • 800   Departure from University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
  • 1000   Istriţa Fruit Nursery visit
  • 1200   Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station visit

Wine tasting

  • 1400   Lunch
  • 1800   Arrival at University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest