We can get to know a Country History and culture by getting to know its Food and Wine. No other two elements can get you the idea of the history of a country as food and wine, reflect all different cultures that crossed our paths from the antiquity to our days.
While Romanian Cuisine has clear Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, German, Serbian, Bulgarian and other cultures influences, archaeological finds and historical documents place the beginnings of wine culture on the present territory of Romania some 4000 years ago. High quality wines produced in this region were object of trade ever since ancient times.
Legends of these places say that the country was so rich in vineyards that it is believed that Dionysos, the god of wine, was born in Thracia, on what is nowadays the territory Dobrogea (South-East of Romania).
Wine growing has been known for centuries long in Romania. The country has been favored by its geographical position in South-Eastern Europe, by its proximity to the Black Sea, as well as by the specificity of the local soil and climate.
Alongside France, Italy, Spain, Germany, countries in this area like Romania could also be called "a vine homeland" in Europe.