Romanian Wine

Romania has one of the oldest wine traditions in all of Europe, dating back to ancient times before Greek civilization. Indigenous grapes have always prospered, and viticulture followed. Though geographically situated as it is adjacent to Slavic countries, a good part of its culture and language is also Latin-based owing to its southern neighbors. Dacia, as it was once called, was once a part of the Roman empire, hence the name Romania. The significant Roman influence on the culture has lasted through the centuries, with wine production in prominent roles. 

In the 19th century, Romania suffered from Phylloxera as did most of the rest of the world. When the mass replanting took place, many of the indigenous varietals were replaced with more popular French ones. Today, Romanian grapes are a mix of the French-European stalwarts as well as domestic grapes such as Frâncuşă, Fetească Albă, and Tămâioasă for whites, Fetească Neagră, and Băbească for reds. German grapes are also Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • SC Jidvei Srl Filiala Alba

    The Tarnave Vineyard is the largest in Transylvania, gathering the vigour of the vine planted bet...


    Founded in 1994 by Count Guy Tyrel de POIX, French wine producer (owner of 50 ha of vineyards in ...

  • Jidvei

    Passion for wine in the heart of Transylvania Jidvei winery stands in the middle of Romania, geog...

  • Rotenberg Winery

    We are a "boutique" winery in Ceptura - Dealu Mare, Romania. Our 2006 Merlot has been voted "The ...

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  • Nice motorsport pictures. I am a follower of Motogp myself. However;-,back to ... 2012 from Vincon Vrancea in Romania. I got given this at Christmas and do not know where it came from or monies paid or even who my benefactor was as it was Secret Santa at work. Romanian wines have not had a good reputation in the past so I was surprised by how ... Read More

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  • Beciul Domnesc Merlot Cotesti 2012


    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not know where my ... ... although with all the recent Romanian immigrants into London there are now a number of specialist Romanian shops.Beciul Domnesc translates as Royal Cellar and Cotesti is a vineyard area in Romania.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb stew and was p... Read More

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  • Recas Castle Cabernet Sauvignon Romania Transylvania


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  • Gramma Cuvee Visan Gramma Wines Casa Olteanu 2010


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  • Vincon Vrancea Merlot Coteti Beciul Domnesc 2000


    smuggled it home to the US from Romania! Best wine ever! Read More

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  • Gramma Feteasca Regala Gramma Wines Casa Olteanu 2009


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Somehow the US Navy needs to get involved, too. Destroyer, sub and SEALS, at ... ... spore bearers!Filmed in Romania, of course, with stock Turkish scenery interspersed.I really want to see some good shuuto and mawashi geri (karate chops and roundhouse kicks) on those dastardly yeasts! Not to mention a few MP5 burps, followed by a cruise miss... Read More

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  • Hi guys,I a bottle of vintage wine,1954 from Romania,very dusty and kept in a professional way with a certificate that shows it's real.How much do you think it worth? Read More

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  • When I first encountered 'Kalimotxo' I joked with my companions that it ... for the black vulture). In Romania it is often called motorin, meaning diesel fuel, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia and other former Yugoslav republics it is known as bambus (meaning bamboo) and musolini (as in Benito ... Read More

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  • Murfatlar Medgidia Muscat Ottonel 2011


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    Wine review by jgcole

  • I politely would ask someone who know something about the romanian wine "NEGRO DRAGASHANY" (vintage to 1967 y.), to contact with me on e-mail address - Also I would ask if somewhere it was collected, because I would like to buy it. Sincerely, d-r Iliya Simeonov Toronto, Canada

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