Romania has numerous large wine areas:
1) Maramures & Crisana – West and North
2) Banat – Southwest
3) Transylvania – Central Romania
4) Oltenia & Muntenia – South
5) Dobrogrea – East and on the Black Sea
6) Moldova – North east
And encompassing smaller wine districts inside each larger wine region. Romania’s lineage is certainly ancient and new. But few have 4 thousand years of history but Romania like most other wine producing nations has newness as well. A sense of finding it’s consumer base, refining it’s wines, training native Romanians to go abroad and bring back knowledge to produce high quality and impressionable wines.
Romania has had an uninterrupted wine history despite many historical interruptions. I think many people are relying too heavily on the past communist era as significant and interfering with wine production–and despite these years of collective farming –wine was still being produced. A larger picture is the framework and heritage that is Romanian wines–that is a significant picture. And we are more than a generation away from the communist regime–the Romanian wine industry is geared to have many glasses to fill. Romanian wine production is far too large to not have a larger distribution trajectory. And the world is awaiting to taste Romania’s wines.
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