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The old tradition of Romanian vinification

Viticulture is an ancient passion in Romania. The Dacians, the old inhabitants of the country, before the Romans, appreciated wine greatly and the vineyards were one of their most beloved belongings. During Burebista’s reign, the founder of the first centralized Dacian state, the wine became a great passion for the Dacians and he, advised by Deceneu, a priest, decided to ban vineyards. This decision was determined also by the interest that the neighboring countries were showing for the wine. However, even with Burebista’s ban, when the Romans came, viticulture was still very widespread. The Romans brought to Dacia new species of vine and introduced new procedures and practices of producing wine.

Over the centuries, in the country, the wine became a symbol of happiness, friendship, understanding and a source of inspiration for poets, composers and painters and, therefore, viticulture continued to be of great interest for the inhabitants of the country and many traditional Romanian wines became world-famous, wines such as Grasa, Tamaioasa, Busuioaca and Feteasca Alba, from vineyards such as Dragasani, Dealu-Mare, Odobesti and Cotnari.
In Romania there are 7 viticultural areas, with around 40 vineyards and over 160 viticultural centers: The Southern Sub Carpathian, The Eastern Sub Carpathian, The Dobrogea, The Danube Lowlands, The Banat, The Central Transylvanian and The Western Transylvanian viticultural areas.

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The wines of Romania

Bottle of Beciul Domnesc
Bottle of Beciul Domnesc
Variety of wines from Casa Vrancea
Variety of wines from Casa Vrancea
Bottles of Comoara Pivnitei
Bottles of Comoara Pivnitei
Barrels of wine from the "Paradis" wine cellar
Barrels of wine from the "Paradis" wine cellar
Bottles of 7 Pacate
Bottles of 7 Pacate

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Romanian pavilion at the 1889 Paris Expo: the wines section (top picture) by Paul Nadar - source, via Wikimedia Commons, Public domain, Bottle of Beciul Domnesc by Vincon Romania - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Variety of wines from Casa Vrancea by Vincon Romania - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Bottles of Comoara Pivnitei by Vincon Romania - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Bottles of wine from the "Paradis" wine cellar by Vincon Romania - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Bottles of 7 Pacate by Vincon Romania - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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