Moldova - a land of contrasts
With a population of less than 4 million, Moldova is a small country tucked between Romania and Ukraine offering authenticity in its purest form. Blessed with a delicious food and warm people, this is the ideal destination for nature lovers, wine aficionados and travellers who are eager to uncover Moldova's religious monuments and beautiful countryside.
Coincidently, Moldova's borders form the fine shape of a cluster of grapes. With over 140 wineries, the country has a well-established wine industry with the centre and the south having particularly longstanding winemaking traditions. With beautiful vineyards and underground wine cellars (through some of these you will have to drive in a life size car!), here you will find a real diversity of red, white and sparkling wine.
Moldova has deeply-rooted traditions and a rich cultural heritage, including museums, monasteries and a captivating landscape.
The best time to go is from May to June and from September to October. Summers can get quite hot, but if you like the sun and 35C then Moldova is for you! It is worth staying at least 3 days to have enough time to explore the capital of Chisinau, the monastries and wineries.
At Winerist, finding the perfect wine tours and experiences to enhance your holiday is what we do best. See below for our top picks of the region from short, gourmet tours of the city, to full-day activities, like cycling around vineyards with an expert guide and a sumptuous picnic. The choice is yours…
We’ve teamed up with some of the best wineries in the region to bring that extra special something to your visit. From centuries-old Châteaux to brand new wineries at the cutting edge of production, we’ve got winery tours to suit every palate and personality.
Whether you’re after a quaint little local bolt hole for the night or the full, wine spa and hotel experience complete with michelin-starred restaurants, here are our hand-picked partners to make sure that your stay is pitched exactly to your budget and tastes.