Introduction

By Paul Caputo

Oltenia Hills, or in Romanian, Dealurile Olteniei is the what’s most likely to be seen on the label.

The most important wine making zone within the region is undoubtedly the Dealu Mare. It is perfect for the production of red wine, but there are also an increasing amount of very high quality white wines being made here.

Situated in Prahova County, it is protected from the northern winds by the Carpathian Mountains. As the mountains give way to gentler slopes, local white varieties such as Fetească Regală and Tămâioasă Românească are grown to produce attractive, often dry wines.

Appellations of Muntenia-Oltenia

Dealu Mare DOC

Dealu Mare is Romania’s most famous wine region. It is home to a vibrant scene of wineries making a range of different wine styles from both local and international grape varieties.

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Dragasani DOC

Dragasani has a growing reputation as one of the top of areas for red wine production in Romania. It produces the famous Negru de Drăgășani.

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