Location of Dorwinion on the map, near the Sea of Rhûn

Dorwinion, also known as Dor-Winion, was a land in the vales of the Celduin, northwest of the Sea of Rhûn, that was famous for its great gardens and as the home of the finest wines in all of Middle-earth.

Description and inhabitants

Its fertile climate, temperate latitude, and close proximity to the Sea of Rhûn[1] made Dorwinion an ideal location for an agrarian society. Its people were descendants of the Edain, and they had close ties to the Northmen of Dale in genealogy as well as Avari elves.[citation needed]


Dorwinion was known quite well for its high-quality and widely enjoyed wines that they were imported even by the Elves of the Halls of Thranduil in Mirkwood,[2] the Men of Dale and Lake-town, and the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain and of the Iron Hills.


Dorwinion comes from the Sindarin dor ("land")[3] and the Westron winion ("of wine").[4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዶርዊኒየን
Arabic ضوروينيون
Armenian Դորւինիոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Дорўініон
Bengali দরউইনিওন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дорвинион
Burmese ဍောရ္ဝိနိဩန္
Chinese 多溫尼安
Danish Dorwinion ("Vinlandet")
Dari دوروینیون
Georgian დორვინიონი
Greek Ντοργουίνιον
Gujarati દોરવાણીઓન
Hebrew דורוויניין
Hindi डोर्विनिओन
Irish Gaelic Talamh Fíon
Kannada ದೊರವಿನಿಯೋನ್
Kazakh Доруініон (Cyrillic) Dorwinion (Latin)
Korean 도원
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дорвинион
Macedonian Cyrillic Дорвинион
Marathi डोर्विनिओन
Mongolian Cyrillic Дорүинион
Nepalese डोर्विनिओन
Pashto ضوروینیون ?
Persian دوروینیون
Punjabi ਡੋਰ੍ਵਿਨਿਓਨ
Russian Дорвинион
Sanskrit डोर्विनिओन्
Scots Gaelic Fearann Fìon
Serbian Дорвинион (Cyrillic) Dorvinion (Latin)
Sinhalese ඩොර්විනිඔන්
Tajik Cyrillic Дорвинион
Tamil டொரவினின்
Telugu దుర్వినియోన్
Thai ดอร์วินิออน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Дорвініон
Urdu دورونااون
Uzbek Дорвинион (Cyrillic) Dorvinion (Latin)
Yiddish דאָרוויניאָן


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Wilderland"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter IX: "Barrels Out of Bond"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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