Romanian wine, from Transylvania to the Black Sea
Romania offers the best of both worlds: delicious wines from international grape varieties and exciting local grapes that you won’t find anywhere else. Vines have thrived in this country for at least 6,000 years, and winemaking traditions also go far back into Romania’s history.
Interestingly, Romania is located on the same latitude as France, and the Black Sea moderates the climate, making the country a true wine paradise.
Northwestern Romania, the infamous Transylvania, is also home to lush vineyards where colder nights and higher elevations treat the grapes to firmer, delicious acidity. Romanian winemakers have it easy, and you can see it in the quality of the wines.
Red wines are also incredibly successful in Romania. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and even Pinot Noir produce amazing results, and the local Fetească Neagra is a beauty. Expect inky, fruit-driven reds with great structure and long finish. They go perfectly with Romanian pork stews and garlicky Cârnați sausages!