Wines from Muntenia and Oltenia

The two provinces located south of the central Carpathians, Muntenia and Oltenia, cover together a viticultural area of approximately 104,000 hectares. Here, vines are located mostly in the hillside area, on the final ramifications of the mountain towards the plains, where large and important vineyards have been set up, but they may also be found in the sands of southern Oltenia or in certain areas close to the Danube.

Crossing Muntenia from east to west, we first encounter the Buzau Hills vineyard, with its wine-growing centers at Ramnicu-Sarat, Zarnesti and Cenatesti, then the vast vineyard of Dealu Mare, with its famous vines located at the centers of Zoresti, Merei, Pietroasa, Breaza-Buzau, Cricov, Tohani, Ceptura, Urlati, Valea Calugareasca and Boldesti. Further on, we enter the Stefanesti-Arges vineyard, consisting of the wine-growing centers of Stefanesti, Topoloveni and Valea Mare-Dambovita, followed by the Samburesti vineyard. Crossing the Olt River to Oltenia, we come across the ancient Dragasani vineyard, with its vines from Dragasani, Gusoeni, Cerna and Iancu Jianu. Further on, in the Dolj and Mehedinti Counties, there are such vineyards as Dealurile Craiovei, Severinului and Plaiurile Drancei, as well as the independent viticultural center of Segarcea.

We should not forget about the vines located on the sands close to the Danube, in the southern part of Oltenia, namely the Sadova-Corabia, Calafat and Dacilor vineyards, or those from the Gorj county (the Targu-Jiu and Poiana Crusetu vineyards), as well as a few areas yielding good quality wines located on small areas in the Braila county (Ciresu, Jirlau, Ramnicelu), Calarasi (Ulmu), Giurgiu (Greaca), Dambovita (Bucsani, Valea Voievozilor), Arges (Costesti), Teleorman (Furculesti and Mavrodin), Olt (Draganesti).

The area we are now in is favored by the climatic conditions, namely by the surplus of light and heat resources, exceeding those of northern Moldavia and Transylvania. Owing to this climate, it is here that the best Romanian red wines – colored and full-bodied – are obtained, together with superior white wines, many of them with origin denominations, full of temptations.

Just like in Moldova, our journey will only include a few of the above-mentioned places, picking the most famous ones for the quality of the wines they produce. First, we shall stop at the famous vineyard of Dealu Mare, we shall make a short halt at Pietroasa, cross the Stefanesti and Samburesti vineyards, then reach Dragasani and come across the vines and wines of Dolj, Mehedinti and Gorj. It is a long way, marked by numerous surprises and satisfactions. Let us embark on this journey together!

MUNTENIA AND OLTENIA

Vineyard Viticultural centre County Varieties
Recommended Authorised

DEALURILE BUZAULUI

Cernatesti

Buzau

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Pinot noir

Zarnesti

Buzau

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Pinot noir

Ramnicu Sarat

Buzau

Aligoté
Feteasca alba
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca regala
Merlot

 

DEALU MARE

Boldesti

Prahova

Pinot gris
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel

Valea Calugareasca

Prahova

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Riesling italian
Zweigelt

Urlati-Ceptura

Prahova

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel
Zweigelt

Tohani

Prahova

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian
Tamaioasa romaneasca
Zweigelt

Cricov

Prahova

Feteasca alba
Riesling italian

Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel

Breaza-Buzau

Buzau

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Sauvignon
Riesling italian

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

 

Pietroasa
Buzau

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Grasa de Cotnari
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Busuioaca de Bohotin
Feteasca alba
Merlot
Riesling italian

 

Merei
Buzau

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Merlot

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Zoresti
Buzau

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Merlot

Muscat Ottonel

-

Costesti
Arges

Cabernet Sauvignon
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Burgund mare
Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Merlot

-

Bucsani
Dambovita

Feteasca regala
Riesling italian

Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Merlot

-

Valea Voievozilor
Dambovita

Feteasca alba
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Feteasca regala

STEFĂNESTI
Stefanesti
Arges

Chardonnay
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Pinot gris
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian

 

Topoloveni
Arges

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Merlot

Riesling italian

Sauvignon

Burgund mare
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel
 

Valea-Mare
Arges

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Merlot

Riesling italian

Sauvignon

Burgund mare
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel

SÎMBURESTI
Simburesti
Olt

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Negru de Dragasani
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Burgund mare
Feteasca regala

 

 

Dobroteasa
Olt

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Pinot noir
Negru de Dragasani
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Burgund mare
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala

 

DRAGASANI
Dragasani
Valcea

Cabernet Sauvignon
Negru de Dragasani

Pinot gris

Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Cramposie Selectionata
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

 

Gusoieni
Valcea

Feteasca regala
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Feteasca alba
Riesling italian

 

Maciuca
Valcea

Feteasca regala
Negru de Dragasani
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel
Tamaioasa romaneasca

Iancu-Jianu
Olt

Feteasca regala
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Cramposie Selectionata Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel

Tamaioasa romaneasca

-
Jiblea
Valcea

-

Muscat Ottonel
Sauvignon

DEALURILE CRAIOVEI
Banu Maracine
Dolj

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Negru de Dragasani
Tamaioasa romaneasca

Bradesti
Dolj

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Negru de Dragasani

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Brabova
Dolj

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Negru de Dragasani

Tamaioasa romaneasca

-
Segarcea
Dolj

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay

Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian

 

PODGORIA SEVERINULUI
Severin-Dealul Viilor
Mehedinti

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay

Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Negru de Dragasani

Corcova
Mehedinti
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca alba
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

Tamaioasa romaneasca

PLAIURILE DRINCEI
Golul Drincei
Mehedinti

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay

Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Negru de Dragasani
Riesling italian

Vinju Mare
Mehedinti

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay

Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Merlot
Negru de Dragasani

Riesling italian

Orevita
Mehedinti

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Merlot
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Negru de Dragasani
Riesling italian

 

Plenita
Dolj

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Merlot
Riesling italian

-
Tirgu Jiu
Gorj

Chardonnay
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Feteasca regala
Feteasca alba
Merlot
Pinot noir

Tamaioasa romaneasca

-
Poiana Crusetu
Gorj

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Cramposie Selectionata
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Negru de Dragasani
Pinot noir

Tamaioasa romaneasca