Hodod commune dates back to year 1210 as defence fortress. Along its millenary history, Hodod played an important role in the economic and military life of the area. This is also due to its geographical position, at the gates of Transilvania and Panonic Field. The history of the town and the fortress is linked to the noble family Jakcs, in whose possession it was until the last descendants of the family. The main touristic attractions are: Wesselényi Degenfeld Mansion(1763), Reformed Calvine Church, Evangelic – Lutheran Church, Wooden church Saints Archangels from Lelei, Bell tower and Reformed Church from Lelei, Reformed church from Nadişu-Hododului.
Dobra village belongs to Supur Commune. At the border of the settlement there are caves for keeping the wine built in the ground. In the area one can visit the Orthodox Church Supuru de Sus and Supuru de Sus Museum . Here, they have recently planted over 200 hectares of noble vineyards, so the area has an opportunity to become in the next years an important wine – growing center.
Beltiug Commune includes five settlements, besides the center of the commune: Ghirişa, Răteşti, Giungi, Şandra and Bolda and is located at 35 km south from Satu Mare. The commune is predominantly agricultural, but vineyards are remarkable (planted by Sándor Károlyi Count himself), which stretch on hundreds of hectares, as well as the variety of wine caves. In Beltiug area, the Swabians who settled down in 1712 own a real cult for the wine. After the phylloxera attack from the 19th century, the Swabians brought to Beltiug and cultivated species of wine from France, Bourgogne region, mentained until present days. Beltiug is known for the specific family caves (over 360) with lengths of up to 50 m, built on three levels on the slope of the hill where the vines are planted. Touristic attractions and representative local events in Beltiug: Balneal park Beltiug with hot waters (640 C, flow 12l/s), Roman – Catholic Church Beltiug, Reformed Church Ghirișa, Wooden Church Bolda, Grape Ball in October, Country Fair in March. In the neighbouring commune, Craidorolţ, one can visit also Ţeghea Monastery.
The wine route on this touristic segment is continued with Ardud Town, which is the 5th town according to the number of inhabitants from the county, including Ardud Vii, Baba Novac, Gerăuşa, Mădăras and Sărătura. In Ardud we can find Rackoczi´s Fortress and the Monument to Petofi Sandor, but besides this, Ardud is rich in vineyards, orchards and woods which surround it and where tourists can stay.
VIILE SATU MARE COMMUNE
Next is Viile Satu Mare commune located in the north-west of Satu Mare County, at 20 km from Satu Mare. Vines crops, together with strawberry crops are the main activities of its inhabitants. In the area one can visit 5 orthodox churches and a reformed church, declared historic monument.
SATU MARE MUNICIPALITY
The wine-growing route Hodod, Dobra, Beltiug, Răteşti, Ardud, Viile Satu Mare can also continue for tourists who came here with a stop in
Satu Mare Municipality, where one can see: Firefighter tower, Roman – Catholic Cathedral, Reformed church with chains, Orthodox Church „Adormirea Maicii Domnului”, County Museum, North Theatre, Bishop´s Palace, Shoemakers´Building, Ormos House.