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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

Subregions of Moldova

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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...

  • JV Lion-Gri

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

  • Corten

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

  • Purcari

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

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  • Chocolato Chocolate Orange Wine

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    Having tried the chocolate strawberry, I had a hint of expectation here regarding the milk chocolate, which delivered as one might expect. I was picturing this to taste like those chocolate oranges which are typically found around Christmas time. Surprisingly it was more like an orange Tootsie Pop, which I enjoyed as much as the chocolate oran... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Negru de Purcari 2008

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    Beautiful red! Winner 4th year as best red in Alberta. Read More

    Wine review by Vina sophia


  • Negru de Purcari 2004

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    Premium Wine. Tasty and more than well done Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Lonely Shaman Merlot NV

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    Had this in Banff and we loved it! Read More

    Wine review by DavidM33


  • Lonely Shaman Chardonnay

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    I tasted this wine and I love it,it has a perfect taste and a great flavor...is rich and intense. For 19,29$ bottle,Lonely Shaman Chardonnay is the perfect choice. Read More

    Wine review by florinavulciu


  • Lonely Shaman Chardonnay

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    I tried this wine in Europe and I was surprised to find it in Canada. Very smooth taste Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Stradivari Rubin NV

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    Full body, really nice aroma...I trully enjoyed this wine.. Read More

    Wine review by 1308908uniximports 1308908 uniximports


  • Lonely Shaman Merlot NV

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    Great semisweet wine! Read More

    Wine review by 1308908uniximports 1308908 uniximports


  • Asconi Old Tavern Red Dessert 2007

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  • Lonely Shaman Merlot NV

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