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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Corcova

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


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

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  • Vincon Vrancea Merlot Coteti Beciul Domnesc 2000


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

    Wine review by 932686jscharpf 932686 jscharpf

  • Gramma Feteasca Regala Gramma Wines Casa Olteanu 2009


    No written review

    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

    Forum post in the topic 1200 years old wine yeast to...

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic How do you sell a bottle of...

  • 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


    No written review

    Wine review by jgcole

  • Dreambird Romania Pinot Grigio


    very good for price...88 my score Read More

    Wine review by Jes1

  • El Vinculo la Mancha Paraje le Golosa Gran Reserva Spain 2002


    2005 Read More

    Wine review by Teppo

  • Ferdinand Pieroth Cabernet Sauvignon Edelbeerenlese 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by xjudyxx

  • Jidvei Feteasc Alb 2013


    This decent Muscat-like wine from the Tarnave-Jidvei region of Transylvania, Romania is made from the Feteasc Alb grape - a local variety. It has a peachy nose with some surprising acidity - given the grape's reputation. Reasonably balanced with a slightly stem-like finish. Good value - if you can find it - and a bit of a conversation piece. 85... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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