The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Grape and Wine Production in Romania


Romania has a considerable production of grapes. The total area cultivated with vines in Romania in 2013 has been of approximately 180,000 hectares in various regions known for their wine production such as: Podisul Transilvaniei, Dealurile Moldovei, Dealurile Munteniei & Olteniei, Dealurile Banatului, Dealurile Crisanei & Maramuresului, Colinele Dobrogei and Terasele Dunarii.

The production of grapes in Romania has recorded 950,000 tonnes in 2013, up by 27% compared to 2012.

The main noble varieties of grapes cultivated in 2013 in Romania have been:
a) local varieties: Feteasca Regala, Feteasca Alba, Babeasca Neagra, Rosioara, Feteasca Neagra
b) international varieties: Riesling Italian, Aligote, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon, Muscat Ottonel, Merlot.

The wine production in Romania has recorded approximately 5.1 million hectolitres in 2013, up by 55% compared with 2012. Out of the total production of noble wines in Romania in 2013, white wines have represented 71%, red wines 27% and rosé wines 2%.

There are approximately 200 wine producers in Romania. The main grape growers and wine producers on the domestic market are: Murfatlar, Cotnari, Jidvei, Vincon and Tohani.

Murfatlar has over 3,000 hectares of vineyards, located in the SE region of Romania. It produces the following brands of wines: Rai de Murfatlar, Zestrea Murfatlar, Sec de Murfatlar, Conu Alecu, La Racoare, Trei Hectare, Lacrima lui Ovidiu, Ferma Noua, Arezan, Mugur de Vita, Premiat, Zaraza, Taina de Murfatlar. The company exports its wines to countries such as: USA, Israel, Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, China, Russia etc. Murfatlar has its own network of stores - Crama Murfatlar. In 2013, Murfatlar has recorded a net turnover of almost 30 million EUR and approximately 200 employees.

Through the National Support Programme 2014 - 2018, the annual amount of the EU financial support to Romanian producers in the wine sector is 47.7 million EUR. The measures included in the programme are: Restructuring and conversion of vineyards; Wine promotion; Harvest insurance; Investments, Product distillation.

Through the National Support Programme 2009 - 2013, Romania has absorbed 100% of the available EU funds. Much of this funding has been used to modernise production equipment and storage facilities, mainly using imported units, installations and equipment.

Romania imports machinery for grape and wine production from Italy, France, Austria, China, Germany etc.

As an example, the Romanian imports of mechanical appliances for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders for agricultural or horticultural sectors have registered almost 28 million EUR in 2013, up by some 20% compared to 2012.



Opportunities: EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, TECHNOLOGY, KNOW-HOW, QUALITY CONTROL, PACKAGING, STORAGE, RETAIL, MERCHANDASING, EU FINANCING

For more details about this sector, B2B liaison with local players as well as for tailored market research, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at europa@frdcenter.ro or +4021 411 1459 / 60 / 61



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