WINE GROWING

viticultura

The vines had a particular importance even from Dacia times, a healthy tradition as we may say, at least until the reform of Deceneu, who is said to have ordered the cut off of vines, we suspect because of his wine abuse.

Beyond that reform, vines remained a constant presence even later. To realize this, we mention that, on the 28th of October 1451, Bishop John Vitez granted the Beiuș inhabitants a diploma that declared Beiuș a free city - "civitas". The same degree confers the right to have a trial court conducted by 12 jurors selected from important people in the area and led by a judge. Well, the rights and duties of jurors, specified in paragraph 11: "The judge and the jury should come to judge cases only in the morning hours, and in the afternoon they should never judge cases, because they are full of wine - vino repleti - in this case their sentence having no strength. " Or, if even the elected people in those afternoon days of the year 1451 were already full of wine, it's not hard to imagine that ordinary people were not an exception to the rule. And they had to grow vine if they wanted to drink wine.