One of the oldest and most important wine-growing areas of Romania
in the region of Moldova in the central east, named after the town of the same name. The Romans were already growing wine here at the turn of the century. In Odobesti there is the historical wine cellar "Beciul Domnesc" (the ruler's cellar), built by Prince Mihai Sturza in 1839, which is open to tourists. The area is particularly famous for its light and dry table wines. However, a large amount of brandy is also produced here. The most common varieties are the native ones Băbească Neagră
, Fetească Albă
, Fetească Neagră
, Fetească Regală
, Galbenă de Odobesti
, Mustoasă de Măderat
. The vines are traditionally trained in a star-shaped trellis system with up to 20 horizontally arranged poles.