Victor Deleanu took over for the prestigious Cotnari winery in 2014, becoming the youngest CEO of a winery in Romania. Since the 25-year-old took over the 350ha winery, he’s been working on growing the premium retail range and moving into sparkling wine. There are plans to turn the Vlădoianu Castle into a 4-start hotel and to increase the vineyard area, but only with native Romanian varieties (Feteasca Neagră, Fetească Albă, Plavae, Mustoasă, Galbenă).