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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Isabella

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

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  • 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...

  • Purcari

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

  • Corten

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

  • JV Lion-Gri

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

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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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  • Twisted O, I will be in Moldova next month. My wife is Moldovan, and we will be visiting her parents in Drochia. My father in law has a small vineyard there and makes his own wines. Rustic, dry and pretty good. I believe his main grape is Feteasca Neagra.As we will be renting a car there, I would be interested in any suggestions you might have f... Read More

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  • Both Putin's and our government's bullying. Transnistria question is always here. Read More

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  • Hi Dmcker and thank You for your questions!I am really surprised to meet a ... ... meet a person to be aware of Moldova and Moldavian winery. I'd also recommend to give a try to Cricova and Milestii Mici wines as well as visiting their wine cellars.Both wine and fruits exports to Russia is still a problem because of political disputes. Damn th... Read More

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  • Just more Putin bullying. One wonders about his upbringing...  ;-( Read More

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  • Nice avatar, Twisted. Welcome to Snooth.Tell us about the wines of Moldova: the good, the bad and the ugly. What do you like, what do you recommend we steer away from? I think I've probably had less than a case worth of Moldovan wines (Negru du Purcari, even an old Romanesti and some misc. French varieties) over the past couple of decades, but a... Read More

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  • Hi snooth!Warm greetings from Eastern Europe! Just wanted to drop a couple of ... myself. I am 32 living in Moldova. Our country is famous for it's wines as well so I thought it would be great to expand my knowledge in wine and wine related topics.Feel free to contact me if any questions and looking forward for fruitful discussion Read More

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