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Corcova Roy & Damboviceanu wines are exported to Poland, Germany, France, Serbia, China, Canada, Hungary, Belgium, USA and Japan.

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  • Name of the winery: CORCOVA ROY & DAMBOVICEANU
  • Region: Mehedinti – Corcova
  • Contact person: Emilia Rosu
  • Phone: 0252 383 541
  • E-mail: office@corcova.ro
  • Working hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY: 08:00 – 17:00, SATURDAY and SUNDAY: CLOSED.
  • Company name: S.C. VITICOLA CORCOVA S.R.L.
  • Year founded: 2005
  • Owner(s): Michel Roy, Serban Damboviceanu
  • Oenologist: Liviu Grigorica, Catalin Boruga
  • Annual production (in litres): 400.000 L
  • Direct sale at the winery: 70 HA
  • Cellar address: Str. Principala, Nr. 293, Village Corcova, Jud. Mehedinti, 227125
  • Main Street, No. 293, Village Corcova, Jud. Mehedinti, 22712
  • Website: www.corcova.ro
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Corcova Roy & Damboviceanu

Corcova, a story about youth and hope

Corcova seemed to be, in the beginning, the promise of those better things that a whole generation hoped for. It was the fruit of the work of some of the first young people who left the country after 1989, who returned with a small capital and who, instead of wasting their lives or involving into politics, rolled up their sleeves and started building. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the return of many of those who left, and today Corcova is one of the few success stories of the new generation.

Corcova was at first an idea born on a bicycle, in Alsace

With the French language learned in high school, Serban Damboviceanu ends up studying Law in Strasbourg, specializing in the management and administration of companies. To support himself financially during his studies, he works in a hotel where, oftenly tasting with the sommelier and the chef, he learns the first things about wine. During the holidays, he pedals through the Alsatian villages, from winery to winery, meets welcoming people and learns about the journey from grapes to wine directly from oenologists and winegrowers.

The next stage in life finds Serban Damboviceanu first as an intern, then employed in the purchasing department of an international retail chain, where he also manages the wine selection. 

During this period, he meets Michel Roy, with whom he tastes wines from all corners of the world and from whom he learns the subtleties of this universe. Both believe that Romanian wine deserves more visibility in the world, but there are years when, apart from a few labels from Bulgaria, the wines of Eastern Europe are completely ignored. After a period spent in Italy, where Serban discovers the new (at that time) slow-food movement, Damboviceanu and Roy decide, after years of planning, to get involved in the life of Romanian wine.

Corcova, born from the ruins of Bibestilor

Before arriving in Corcova, Serban Damboviceanu visited potential investment targets in Dobrogea, Moldova and Muntenia, but one trip to the former estate of the Bibescu noblemen family was enough to check all the possible arguments that it is worth staying. The history of the place, first of all, is so rich that it deserves its own volume, from the millenia lost in history to the documented vineyards of the XVI-th century, from the notoriety of Ant