Romania is one of the few countries in the world that can boast a tradition in culture multimillenary grape-vine. Archaeological discoveries in our country attest activity traces vineyards for more than 5,000 years.
Romanian territories cultivated grape-vine is of local origin and was not brought, as in other countries. On the way natural selection, made by generations of farmers on Romanian land of wild grape berries were obtained local varieties of fruit-bearing vines. The number of these varieties is hard to say, some of them disappeared over time. So, besides the fact that we were and are grown grape-vine, we were and are, at the same time, creators of varieties, thus, from ancient times, to enrich universal vineyards.
At present, in the Romanian area, remaining nearly 30 local varieties, which by their uniqueness, are an asset of national heritage: Feteasca Neagra, Negru de Causani, Babeasca Neagra,Ardeleanca, Galbena de Odobesti, Grasa de Cotnari, Cramposie, Francuse, Iordana, Majarca Alba, Feteasca Alba . We may add that some of these Romanian varieties are even older than varieties from other countries. In the last century, especially after the destruction of vineyards by phylloxera Romanian, Romanian winegrowers have placed in culture and foreign varieties, choosing them in time with the most valuable ones, that were better adapted to the natural conditions of our country. Thus, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Italian, Traminer Roz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon have fully contributed to improving and diversifying the range of Romanian wines.
Dragasani Part of the wine region – a Muntenia and Oltenia Hills