The history of Wine of Moldova starts in 3000 BC, while the first vines were recorded here 7000 years BC. Wine used to be utilized as a medium of exchange and a trophy awarded after fights, which has made the wine a national product of Moldova.
Our Wine Has Been Crafted
Moldova is a fertile land. Generations of winemakers crafted our wine with dedication, through centuries. The country’s wineries gained worldwide fame. The past and the present intertwined in our legend, inspiring the future of our victories.
Wine made with Care and Passion
Our wine is produced with care by talented winemakers from grapes that are picked from rich vineyards with local varieties and international varieties adjusted to the local terroir. It expresses the authenticity and traditional style of winemaking for consumers who are looking for adventure.
Moldova – The Grape Country
Shaped as a bunch of grapes, Moldova is situated in the South-East of Europe, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, in the Black Sea basin, where the vine originates. The country has a fragmented relief, with low hills, sunny plateaus and plains, crossed by a lot of streams which flow into the two big rivers, Prut and Dniester. Its climate is moderately-continental with influences from the Black Sea. Located at 46-47? latitude, just like other famous wine regions in Europe, the vineyards have a terroir suited for the production of quality red wine, in the southern regions and mainly white wine in the central part of the country.
Moldova has 112 thousand hectares of vineyard planted with over 30 types of technical varieties. There are 4 historical wine regions: Valul lui Traian (south west), Stefan Voda (south east), Codru (center), and Balti (North); first three are destined for the production of wines with protected geographic indication:.
Grape Varieties in Moldova
Viticulture in Moldova follows international trends and includes West European, Caucasian and also indigenous grape varieties. Vineyards cover 112 thousand ha planted with Vitis Vinifera, of which 70 % are white varieties (Rkatsiteli, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Aligote, etc.), preponderantly in the Codru zone and 30% are red varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Saperavi, etc.) typical for the southern regions. Aromatic varieties account for 36 % of the vineyards.
The authenticity and uniqueness of Moldovan wines is represented by the indigenous varieties, which account for 10% of the vineyards: Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, Feteasca Neagra, Rara Neagra, Plavai, Viorica, etc.