The VINCA brand includes our still wines. This name comes from the Latin for dwarf periwinkle, Vinca minor, which blooms in the nearby forest from spring to mid-summer. Vinca Theresia, our Rhein Riesling is reductive wine fermented and maturated in steel tanks, while the other two – Vinca Sophia Chardonnay and Vinca Benedict Pinot Noir - are made using the traditional oxidative method and are matured 8 months in large oak barrels and barriques as well. They are named after personalities who played an influential role in the history of Carastelec.

Vinca Theresia is named in honour of Maria Theresa Archduchess of Austria and Grand Princess of Transylvania who ordered the reconstruction of the Catholic Church in Carastelec in 1777.

Vinca Benedict (named in honour of Pope Benedict XIV who granted the village the right to hold a festival on Holy Cross Day in 1754).

Still wines

Vinca Theresia Rhein Riesling 2020


Pale in colour, with a shimmer of gold, this wine offers the scent of honeysuckle in the nose. Although a touch of grapefruity citrus can be found. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terroir-expressive", meaning that the character of Vinca Theresia Rhein Riesling is greatly influenced by the place of origin. Because of the cool climate (such as in Crisana wine region), Theresia exhibits apple and tree fruit notes with noticeable levels of acidity, which makes this wine a gastronomic one, easy to pair with food. It is flowery, light, crisp, racy, and refreshing. This wine demands time in the bottle.

Variety 100% Rhein Riesling
Alc.vol. 11,5%
Acidity 8 g/l
Residual sugar 4.8 g/l
Serving temperature 8-10°C
Food pairing Riesling is a versatile wine for pairing with food, because of the balance of sugar and acidity. It can be paired with white fish or pork and is one of the few wines that can stand up to the stronger flavours and spices of Thai and Chinese cuisine. A classic pairing with Riesling is a spiced duck leg. Highly spiced and aromatic herbs, delicately flavoured soft cow’s milk cheese, dried fruit, roasted vegetables and veggies with natural sweetness are also a good choices to serve for this Riesling.

Technical sheet (pdf)


Vinca Benedict 2020


The wine has a medium ruby colour, with intense fruity aromas, like ripe cherry, raspberry, plum and blackberry, with a hint of vanilla, tobacco and smoky, toasty oak. It has an elegant body, with ripe and fine-grained tannins, in balance with nice acidity. The flavours are complex, the red and black fruits are in harmony with the lingering flavours of herb and earthy aromas. It has a pleasant and persistent oaky finish. Everything is in the right place to develop. The wine has a long potential for ageing when stored in proper conditions.

Vinca Benedict is named in honour of Pope Benedict XIV who granted the village the right to hold a festival on Holy Cross Day in 1754.


Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Alc.vol. 14%
Acidity 5.27 gr/l
Residual sugar 2 g/l
Serving temperature 14-16 °C
Food pairing

Duck confit, beef bourguignon, mushroom, semi-hard cheese


Technical sheet (pdf)