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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  • 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...

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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 ...

  • SC Jidvei Srl Filiala Alba

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

  • 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 ...

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  • 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

  • Dealurile Husilor Busuioaca de Bohotin 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Vinia Grasa de Cotnari 2003


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    Wine review by Trond Vangen

  • Terra Romana Rose 2010


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    Wine review by mark

  • Now you're talking. It's all about the Black Sea, I think,which is common to Romania (that would be me). I love the Thracians, who were great vintners in that area. Can't remember the last time I had a Greek wine; but I did save the bottle:).  Read More

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  • Welcome!  Romania is on my list of countries I'd someday love to visit! Read More

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  • My name is Serban, from Bucharest, Romania, wine lover for a long time:-) more dedicated for almost 4 years. I work as a professional coach and I was influenced in wine tasting by one my main coaching clients now best wine friend. I like red wines, having Bulgaria very close I taste often that region.Cheers,S Read More

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  • Murfatlar Lacrima Lui Ovidiu 2001


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    Wine review by kracavitsa

  • Tohani Feteasca Neagra 2009


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    Wine review by Danuka

  • Sable Noble 2011


    Interesting wine, nice packaging, very drinkable and fresh. But: the elegance is not present. Still developing Read More

    Wine review by mark

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