Romania is at least having much potential as any other winemaking country from Eastern Europe. It is having an increasing reputation for Pinot Noir, especially from Dealul Mare region, but has received little foreign investment that has been enjoyed by Hungary and requires both technical and financial expertise for competing internationally.
The biggest issue in Romania is lack of consistency. From early 1990s, we’ve viewed flashes of promises from the exciting Gewürztraminer grapes from Transilvania to dark, deep, brooding Cabernet
Romania has an impressive wine-making past. Archaeological finds have shown that primitive wine-making was in existence some 6,000 years ago. The ancient Greeks and the Romans made Romanian wine more widely known.
Today Romania has 275,000 hectares in cultivation for wine-making and produces about 8 million hectolitres per annum (approx. 10% of French production) which places it in the European top ten of wine-producing countries. The climate and the geology in Romania is very beneficial for wine growing.