Moldovan Wine

 

The history of wine production in Moldova is at least 4000 years old, beginning with the ancient Dacians. Like many of its Baltic neighbors, production spread and improved throughout the Greek and Roman eras. During the 15th century rule of Stefan cel Mar (Stephen the Great), vines were sourced from other European countries and emphasized quality production. 
 
From this point the Moldovan wine industry experienced several boom and bust periods. Starting in the early 16th century, vineyards were left to rot for 300 years during Ottoman rule and strict Muslim law prohibiting alcohol. In 1812, Bulgaria became part of the Russian empire and wine-making initiatives were put in place once again. The second part of the 19th century brought many French winemakers and vine imports, which is the reason so many vinifera varieties are available. The Phylloxera blight took its toll on Moldovan vineyards, but replanting initiatives were in full effect by the early 20th century. Then the World Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Isabella

    Reportedly named after a famous southern belle, Isabella was allegedly discovered in North Carolina. This grape is be...

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  • JV Lion-Gri

    Founded in 1997, Lion Gri has built an enviable reputation for quality and innovation. Today, the...

  • Purcari

    Wines you will recognize from a country you never heard of. The noble wines of Purcari are putt...

  • Garling- "CIUMAI" A.T.

    any one know where this bottle comes from and what wine it is and what its worth .email me if a...

  • Corten

    Acorex Wine Holding is a Moldovan wine producer. Several new brands were launches recent years,...

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  • Hey Charine, Thanks for the tips on the lesser known regions. I'm ... ... and moving out to Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria and maybe Armenia too. Would love to learn more about your experiences and explorations. Where are you base Read More

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  • Hey Charine, Thanks for the tips on the lesser known regions. I'm ... ... and moving out to Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria and maybe Armenia too. Would love to learn more about your experiences and explorations. Where are you base Read More

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  • Chocolato Chocolate Wine

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    Giving new meaning to chocoholic, this milky cool concoction has a dessert wine kick even if you're not realizing it at first glass. Probably pairs best with a Valentine's Day treat or after a winter's comfort meal. I'm more of a dark chocolate fan and the wine-factor seems to get lost here, but more of a romantic gift. There is a sort of unu... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Albastrele Select Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

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    A really well rounded wine, absolutely love it! Read More

    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Vindicom Kagor Pastoral Red Dessert Wine Moldova NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Freespirit22


  • Vindicom Kagor Pastoral Red Dessert Wine Moldova NV

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    i grew up In Moldova. Love that wine Read More

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  • I like wine from South Africa. If any of you need help with bad reputation on Google im your guy. Form more info visit my website http://adamwiberg.se/rykteshantering/ Read More

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  • Twisted O & DMCKER, thanks for the suggestions. I just returned from Moldova where my wife and I visited Cricova and Milestii Mici wineries. I was very impressed with the tour of Cricova, which includes a healthy pour of several of their finest wines at the end served with Moldovan placinte, a traditional regional food. The tour costs about $25 ... Read More

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  • Hey D9sus 4!You should surely check  Milestii Mici wine cellar (largest in ... ... largest wine cellar in Moldova.http://www.milestii-mici.md/en/for-clientshttp://cricovavin.md/en/ - ToursFollow the links to get acquainted with their program and price. 1USD ~ 19.5 LEI Read More

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  • Purcari (good wine) and Romanesti (interesting history) are a start. Read More

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