A beautiful, ancient history
Beyond its green and quaint capital, Chisinau, lie beautiful hills covered with sunflower fields, peaceful apple, plum and pear orchards, and vines as far as the eye can see. Moldova’s climate is greatly suited to winemaking and fossils of Vitis Teutonica vines, found in the North of the country, date back 25 million years. Moldova is one of the oldest wine producing regions in Eastern Europe - indigenous peoples began using grapes to make wine as early as 3000 BC! How appropriate, then, that this beautiful winemaking country is shaped like a grape.
National Moldova Wine Day!
Winemaking is deeply ingrained in Moldova’s culture through its history, tradition and economy. Once a large supplier of wine to the Soviet Union, Moldova had to reinvent its wine culture once it gained independence. With wine supplies to Russia being cut, Moldova’s wineries started producing better wine for international and national consumption. With National Wine Day being celebrated on the second weekend in October every year, wine tourists (winerists!), Masters of Wine and adventurous travellers come to Moldova to taste its wines, try the food and experience the arts and culture.