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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Moldova

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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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  • Chocolato Wine Strawberry NV


    Self-indulgent rebel, it's a sweet departure from the constructs of traditional dessert wine. In fact, wine seems more hiding in the background than anywhere near the first two layers of taste. The first being milk chocolate. More subtle is strawberry. Finally, after a glass you may realize, "Hey, this is having the effect of wine". An enig... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis

  • Apollo Creek Malbec/Cabernet


    Found this great wine, purely by browsing the aisle at Roger Wilco - our favorite place to find affordable, quality wine in South Jersey. We were intrigued to see this Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon - a blend which neither of us had seen or heard of before. Took a chance and found it outstanding. Beautiful color and flavor (medium dry). We recommend ... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Albastrele Sauvignon Blanc 2009


    Got a bottle of this in a Laithwaites (UK) mystery case. Didn't know what to expect, and was very plesantly surprised. It has the freshly cut grass and gooseberry taste of a good New Zealand DB, but with a honeyed undertone that gives it extra smoothness without being in any way sweet - almost like a dry Muscat. Strongly recommended. Read More

    Wine review by daviddunford

  • Tamada Khvanchkara Semi Sweet 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Vytautas Leskauskas

  • Asconi Old Tavern Red Dessert 2007


    I haven't tasted every wine out there but this is by far the most amazing wine I've ever had !!! If you haven't tried it do yourself a favor buy a bottle your taste buds will thank you!!! Read More

    Wine review by elgringodr1

  • Cricova Cabernet Sauvignon Prestige 2005


    I love this wine. I used to buy it and drink it with my good Moldavian friend. Read More

    Wine review by SimonaE

  • Asconi Pastoral NV


    really enjoyed this wine. need to find a store that sells it. anyone knows of such store please help me find it. Read More

    Wine review by wine luva 84

  • Asconi Old Tavern Red Dessert 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Urhiness

  • Cricova Cabernet Sauvignon Prestige 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by ikey

  • Moldova Wine Kagor Muscatel Red Sweet


    No written review

    Wine review by ikey

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