Romania ranks 10th in the world by vineyard area

Romania accounts for 2.6% of the total area allocated to vineyards in the world or 190,000 hectares, International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) data show.

This puts it on the tenth place, near Portugal and Chile, but far from the leaders – Spain, France, China and Italy, each of which with more than 700,000 hectares. Spain is the only country close to 1 million hectares of vineyards.

Romania has not expanded its vineyard area for more than five years now, which even went down slightly by 0.4%. Italy, China and France are the only top ten countries to have increased their vineyard area in 2016-2020. The investments made in Romania in the past decade, mostly using EU funds, went to reconversion of the already existing vine, not for planting additional land.

As for production, Romania is one of the biggest winemakers in Europe, with 3.6 million hectoliters estimated for last year, 7% less than in 2019, OIV data show.

Source: ZFEnglish, 2021