More recently in Moldova

Credit: Milestii Mici

By the end of the 19th century, Moldova wines were being exported around Europe and its own winemaking and viticulture school was established as well as the National College of Stauceni - a higher education institute dedicated to wine.

Since Moldova obtained its independence in 1991, there has been a resurgence in high quality viticulture and winemaking in the country thanks to lots of investment. The marketing body Wines of Moldova was born and the countries wine reputation continues to go from strength to strength.

Today, Moldova is proud of its many unique tourist attractions such as the Et-Cetera cellars, the Milestii Mici largest wine collection in the world, the unique galleries from the Branesti cellars and the beautiful Purcari Estate - all waiting to share their historical secrets with visitors.

Once you’re there, you’ll need a guide, so why not find one of our Moldovan food and wine tours to start your experience off in style? Tours listed here.