Region at the interior of the Carpathes
to the North-East of Romania.
The grapevines are generally cultivated
on wind sheltered hills. The white wines are generally very balanced,
dry, of a good quality and they surely do not lack appreciation.
Region situated to the North of Sibiu, on the cool tray of Transylvania
between the two rivers of the region, Târnava Mica and Târnava Mare. This
region enjoys a cool microclimate due to the high altitude and to the
humidity provided by the rivers, which allows it to produce cool, fruity
white wines and with a very good acidity. There are produced wines from
the vines Feteasca Alba, Ruländer, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscatel Ottonel and
Traminer Rose. Perla is a flexible wine, light and aromatic, which is
also a product of this region.
To the west of the vineyard of Târnave, nicknamed the country of wine,
on the hillsides of Mures. The vines Italian Riesling, Feteasca Alba,
Feteasca Regala, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon, Muscat Ottonel, distinguish themselves
by their bouquet.
Region that produces the wines of Lechinta in the North of Transylvania
and to the South of Maramures. This zone is also known for its good traminers.
Regions, vineyards and wine producing
centers of Transylvania :
- Vineyard of Târnave: Blaj, Jidvei, Medias,
Târnaveni, Zagar, Valea Nirajului.
- Vineyard of Alba: Alba Iulia, Ighiu.
- Vineyard of Sebes-Apold: Sebes,
- Vineyard of Aiud : Aiud, Turda, Triteni
- Vineyard of Lechinta : Lechinta, Traca,
Region of Romania to the East of
the country bordering Ukraine and Republic of Moldova
A very beautiful wine region of Moldavia, it produces the most beautiful
sweet wines of Romania from the Grasa, Tamâioasa, Francusa, and Feteasca
Alba vines. Cotnari, situated in the hills of the Northwest of Iasi, enjoys
a microclimate that favors the belated wine-harvests, up until the end
The region of Cotnari is also interesting
for the old cellar vestiges, the castles of Paraclis and Cârjoaia as well
as for the ruins of the palace of Hârlau (15th century).
Red wines from the region of Iasi in the North and white wines from the
region of Husi to the South.
Close to the city of Focsani. Very varied vines with white and red wine
production. It produces a wine descended from a local vine, Galbena de
Odobesti, a light white wine, little aromatic but appreciated for its
freshness and its balance. It was the favorite wine of the prince of Moldavia
Dimitrie Cantemir at the end of the 18th century.
Wine regions of the Moldavian hillsides
- Vineyard of Cotnari : Cotnari, Hârlau, Cucuteni,
- plus 3 independant wine producer centers :
Hlipiceni, Plugari, Probota
Which means "The Big Hill". This region is one of
the most important wine regions of Romania. It spreads on more or less
400 km˛ of hillsides South the Sub-Carpathian mountains, in the south
of the Carpathes. (Valea Calugareasca, Tohani, Urlati…)
It favors the production of red
wines rich in fruits and perfumes, soft and without excessive tannins.
The climate is ideal for Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
In the wine zone of Pietroasele,
in the East of the Dealu Mare region, where the soil is chalky and stony,
we produce white wines descended of Tamâioasa and Grasa.
All these wines can be tasted in
the tourist center of Boldesti, close to Ploiesti.
The vineyards of this zone produce red wines descended of Feteasca Neagra
and Cabernet Sauvignon of Sâmburesti (awarded the Gold Medal in Paris
in 1867), on low in altitude hills.
This zone close to the Arges valley, close to Pitesti, produces especially
dry, fruity and light white wines descended of Italian Riesling, Sauvignon
and Feteasca Regala, and half-dry and soft wines, the latter coming from
Muscat. The big wine centers are situated in Valea Mare and Stefanesti.
According to some historians, Alexander the Big would have been captured
together with his soldiers by Dromichčte (chief of the geto-dac tribe
living in the valley), around 300 B.C.. He would have served these men
wine of this vineyard.
Region to the south of Craiova, is especially known for its Cabernets
DROBETA-TURNU SEVERIN - CORCOVA
Known for its excellent red wines descended from Pinot Noir, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot and Feteasca Neagra.
Wine regions on the hillsides of
Muntenia and Oltenia :
- Vineyard on the hillsides of Buzau: Cernatesti,
Zarnesti, Râmnicu, Sarat
- Vineyard of Dealu Mare: Boldesti,
Valea Calugareasca, Urlati-Ceptura, Tohani, Cricov, Breaza, Pietroasa,
plus 2 independant wine centers: Bucsani and Costesti.
- Vineyard of Stefanesti-Arges: Stefanesti,
Topoloveni, Valea Mare
- Vineyard of Sâmburesti: Sâmburesti, Dobroteasa
- Vineyard of Dragasani: Dragasani, Amarasti,
Cerna, Iancu Jianu
Wine region of the inshore region
spreading from the Ukrainian border to the Bulgarian border. The soil
of the hills is chalky and on the coast, alluvionnary and sandy.
Another very important wine region of Romania, it is located less than
10km of the Black Sea on a surface of 2.000 hectares. Having an sun exhibition
of about 300 days per year with hot and long falls, the Black Sea prvodes
it the freshness and the necessary humidity to permit the culture of the
grape and the possibility to produce noble rot.
The Chardonnays and the Pinot Gris
are vinified in liquory of exceptional quality, with an astonishing longevity
potential. There are also produced red wines descended of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot and Pinot Noir that are soft, rich and very fragrant. There are
also produced wines for dessert descended of Tamâioasa Româneasca and
Muscat Ottonel. An excellent modified wine, descended of Muscat Ottonel
is produced at Ovidiu, that is "Lacrima lui Ovidiu".
SARICA-NICULITEL & BABADAG
Region in the North of Dobrogea to the confines of the Danube Delta close
to Tulcea, this zone produces wines on remaining hillsides of the hercynien
Small production of red and white
wines that cannot rival Murfatlar.
Wine region on the hillsides of
- Vineyard of Murfatlar: Murfatlar, Megdigia,
- plus 5 independant wine centers: Adamclisi,
Mangalia, Chirnogeni, Hârsova, Daeni