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Introduction to Romania

Romania is a large producer of wine (the 8th largest in the world), but most people don’t know this because the majority of their wines are not exported – they have a healthy domestic market.

The most famous Romanian wine is Gras? de Cotnari, as sweet dessert wine from the northern region of Moldavia, made from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, and are thus high in sugar. Little of this wine is exported.

Other wines grown in Romania are made for easy drinking. There are 8 basic regions, the most important being:

Dealu Mare

produces fruity and soft wines from Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other local grapes.


An important region in eastern Romania (near the Black Sea). The sun shines most of the year, but the Black Sea provides freshness and humidity to produce wines affected by noble rot. The wines produced are sweet dessert wines, as well as still wines produced from Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and local grape varieties.