Old eastern European legend says that Thracian god of Wine was born in Romania and
It is believed that tradition of making Wine could be as old as 6000 years in Romania.
If this is true, Romania can be adjudged as the oldest Wine producing nation in the Europe.
Romania is located in the south-east of Europe on the coast of Black Sea. Most of the
vineyards in Romania are planted around Danube delta because of its mild grape-vine
friendly climate and rich soil. Romania had a variety of native grape types most of
which were destroyed during phylloxera pest attack in 1880s. Later, more common varieties
such as Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon were introduced from western Europe.
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