The building that houses the winery was purpose-built in 1920. The Kripps bought it (back) in 2000 together with some vineyard. Since then they have undertaken some vine planting; that is how the 25-hectare estate size has been reached. The winery had quite a rich history in the 20th century with Stirbey wine served on the Orient Express as early as 1920, for instance, but after the 1949 nationalization the Stirbey name had not appeared on wine bottles until 2004.

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