Wine-making is such an old craft that not even the historians can place exactly its origins. It is said that, in our region, it was practiced by the Dacians and, later on, Romans brought new types of grapes and new wine-making methods. The Saxon colonists who arrived in the 12th century brought many different types of grapes and developed this craft.
At he the border of the counties of Sibiu, Alba and Mures, there lies one of the most important vineyards in Transylvania – Sebeș-Apold. It lies in south-west Transylvania, covering an area of 900 ha, being part of the former Wine Road.
Our Bed&Breakfast is located close to Orlat, Cristian, Săcel, Sălişte, towns built at the bottom of the hills, close to the Sebeş-Apold vineyards. Viticulture was practiced here ever since the 16th century. During the 18th-19th centuries when in Orat there was a Hapsburg border regiment, wine-making became a famous tradition. Unfortunately, in 1930s-1940s, once the first groups of Saxons were deported, crops were abandoned. Later, at the end of WWII, the new Communist regime neglected all these vineyards and the area was partly industrialized.
The Equestrian Center and Bed&Breakfast Domeniul Salgo tries to bring back to life this old craft. Our vineyard, a rather family business, has about 2 ha and it is located on the top of a hill at about 610 m altitude. It has a very good position, enjoying the sun during the whole day.
The area is favorable to viticulture due to its brown forestry soil and temperate climate with rich rainfall.
Fall is a real blessing here – the temperatures are not very high and the foggy days alternate with the sunny ones allowing the fruit to gain the necessary flavor and sugar. We invite you to taste our three types of wine – red, white and rose – and learn more about this craft.