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Murfatlar

The oldest and most important winegrowing area in the Dobrogea region in the extreme southeast Romania, which is named after the place of the same name. The vineyards are located on hills near the Black Sea coast. The wine cellars of Murfatlar were already by the Roman poet ovid (43 BC to 8 AD). Numerous archaeological finds of ancient viticulture tools can be found in the museum in Constanta as well as in the wine-growing museum in Murfatlar. The state vineyard Murfatlar on the Black Sea also includes a research institute and is one of the largest Romanian vineyards with 4,000 hectares of vineyards. In the past, mainly white wines and heavy, sweet dessert wines from indigenous varieties and the Tamîioasa (Muscat Blanc) produced. Today, the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling Italico (Welschriesling) are increasingly cultivated. In international competitions, the wines of the area in recent years have already won numerous gold medals.

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