Bats Blood is produced in Banat which is part of the historic region of Transylvania by one of Romanias finest wineries : Cremela Recas.
Legend has it that the Banat region of Romania was where Bacchus, the god of wine, spent his childhood - certainly the first records of viticulture date back to the Roman Empire when it invaded and annexed the central part of Dacia in 106 AD.
This region west of Romania, surrounding the city of Timisoara, is the home of Bats Blood's multi award winning producers Cremela Recas. The vineyard areas and wine region have both benefited from centuries of influence from Hungarian, Bavarian and Austrian immigrants - all laying claim to have influenced the present day viticulture.
Recas is now a 700ha modern day winery, exporting to major wine buyers throughout Europe and the Americas. It has a Mediterranean climate, cooler than the rest of Romania, and dryer with a longer harvest season, allowing many varieties to ripen easily.
Bats Blood is an award winning Merlot produced and supervised by one of the world's most respected wine makers Hartley Smithers.
Hartley Smithers is from Sydney and he is also the senior winemaker at Cassela in Griffith, Australia. Casela are the makers of the Yellow Tail brand - one of the biggest wine brands in the world.
Bats Blood may have a light hearted and sociable personality but as you can see - the quality of their wine is a very serious business indeed.
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