History

Placed on the piedmont steps of the Curvature Sub-Carpathians, Tifesti town can be found in the middle of the vineyards that form Panciu vineyard, in the Northern part of Vrancea county. Sârbilor Hill is bathe by the water of Putna in the West and the waters of Susita in the East, being a vineyard paradise where Galbena, Babeasca neagra, Plavaia, Feteasca Neagra and Feteasca Alba have been the krowning jewels of these vineyards for thousands of years. The fame of the wines from Sârbi Hills has not pass unnoticed by the ruler Eustatie Dabija (1661-1665), who bought vines in the vineyard and built near them a wonderful royal residence, at Olesesti, on Putna's shore.

 

The reputation of the wines from Sârbi Hills has seized the fortress of Moldavia, the ruler Gheorghe Duca (1665-1666, 1668-1672, 1678-1683), none other than the son-in-law of Dabija, has asked the royal chancery to add on the royal seal the vine. Thanks to the wines from the Sârbi Forests (old name of the town), the vine has reached the emblem of Moldavia, and the vineyards of Dabija Vod? have become a royal vineyard.

 

The rulers Mihail Racovi?? (1703-1705, 1707-1709, 1716-1726) and Alexandru Moruzi (1792-1793, 1802-1806, 1806-1807) had also had vineyards in the Sârbi Hills, along with the family of the Sturza prince, the chronicler Miron Costin and almost all the monasteries in Moldavia, lead by the Mitropoly and Episcopy of the Romanian. For over 2000 years some of the best white wines in Eastern Europe are produced in the Sârbi Hills. The land features, balanced humidity and excellent sun exposure that the geographical position offers, make out of this grape beverage, one with the highest acidity in the country.

It was not by accident that, from these same vineyards, the first Romanian sparkling wine had been produced in the 1970's. CASA PANCIU lies in the middle of the royal vineyard from Sârbi Forests and it is the heir of the secular traditions of the vine growers from Sârbi Hills, the same vine growers that though their wines entailed the ruler Gheorghe Duca to put the vine on the seal of Moldavia and provided the champagne lovers with the grapes for the first Romanian „champagne”.