In German, Nachbil means “beyond the hill”. Describing the general position of the winery on the high slopes of Beltiug, a humble village located in Northwestern Romania, in the GI (Geographical Indication) Dealurile Sătmarului area.
Nachbil’s viticulture is documented back to 1085. The local fame of this region was due to the Swabians (Schwaben) animal traders who were also amateur winemakers. And Schwaben houses often had cellars where they stored the private wine (reserva) of the family. But the Nachbil winery is a more recent labor of love.
In 1999, the Brutler family started the Nachbil project, as a result of returning to Romania after a long period spent in Germany. The grapevine area covers a total of 25 hectares, in which they cultivate local and international varieties.
The winery is a family business. The wines bear the mark of the winemakers Johann and Edgar Brutler – father and son. The Brutlers developed a winemaking style centered on exploiting the taste of the terroir and minimizing the technological impact on the wine.
Beyond wine production, the Nachbil Winery is active in the community: restoring the old animal fair and supporting local traditions and craft from Beltiug.