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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Varietals Produced in Romania View all

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

Subregions of Romania

Popular Wineries in Romania View all


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

  • Corcova

    Located in the South-West of the country, in Mehedinti County, Corcova is considered a new vine...

  • Rotenberg Winery

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

  • Jidvei

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

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Romania on Snooth

  • Snooth was happy to be able to host The Big House Wine Companys winemaker, ... originally from Romania and trained in food sciences as well as oenology, happened to fall into the wine business in her home country but is certainly making a name for herself while defining the style at Big House wines.Some of you might associate the Big House labe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Warden: Georgetta Dane...

  • Murfatlar Pinot Noir 2010


    is to sweet! I though I made a mistake when I tasted the first time. Read More

    Wine review by maria Diaz

  • Terra Romana Vinul Cavalerului Pinot Noir 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by aladdine24

  • Prahova Valley Sec Red Spumant


    No written review

    Wine review by aladdine24

  • Milenium Terra Romana From Dealu Mare. Dry 2006


    Very soft texture, fairly low tannins and acidity. Earthy nose, cherry and sweet apple on the palate, soft but full finish. Went well with gazpacho. Read More

    Wine review by Val13

  • Legacy Tohani Merlot


    No written review

    Wine review by HaanB

  • Legacy Tohani Merlot


    A clasical Romanian Merlot Read More

    Wine review by HaanB

  • Murfatlar Pinot Noir 2010


    Quality is uneven between batches.A little bit to sweet compared with what is supposed to be. Read More

    Wine review by HaanB

  • Murfatlar Lacrima Lui Ovidiu 2001


    Produced and bottled by murfatlar. Romania Descriere: It is a special wine, aged and ennobled in oak barrels.The golden yellow colour spotlights a unique blend of an outstanding category of wines.The depth of colour and the rich aroma are a result of aging the wine in small oak barrels for more than five years. To all these we add the fresh flav... Read More

    Wine review by maeve

  • Grasa de Cotnari Roman Legacy 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by skyrme

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