The Republic of Moldova is recognized internationally as a wine country, with a thousand-year viticulture history. Moldovans have a secular know-how in the production of wine. This know-how has been transmitted and learned in history by Thracian, Dacians, Greeks, Romans and French peoples.
Moldova is located in the south-east of Europe, between Ukraine and Romania, close to Black Sea considerated the ¨cradle of the vine¨ in Europe. The relief of Moldova is fragmented with sunny hills and fields, small rivers that are connected wiht Nistru and Prut rivers who are flowing into the Black Sea. The climate is continental and some microzones with maritime influences. Located between the latitudes 46-47 °, like other well-known regions in Europe, the vines have a favorable soil for the production of quality wine.
Having the shape of a grape on the map, Moldova has a surface of 112 000 ha of vines and 50 grape varieties for production of wine. The viticultural area of Moldavia is represented historically by 3 PGI regions: Valul lui Traian (south-west), Stefan Voda (south-east), Codru (center) and one wine region Balti (north) dedicated for production of spirits from wine.
European and autochtone (indigenous) grape varieties”]
In Moldova we find grape varieties that came from different countries: France, Italy, Spain, Georgia, Ukraine, Germany. These vines (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Saperavi, etc.) have been adapted to the climate and soil of the country. The autochtone (indigenous) varieties are more and more plantated : Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, Feteasca Neagra, Rara Neagra.
:fr6éme producteur européen du vin :en6th European producer of wine:
2% world vineyard are located in Moldova, being 6th European producer of wine and one of the top 20 wine producing countries in the world and the world’s 13th largest wine exporter.
:frTourisme rural :enRural tourism :
Moldova is a country with 3.5 million inhabitants without sea and mountains, which only has hills and the hospitality of the people to discover on the wine route. Moldova is a true wine center with: the largest area of vineyards brought to the surface of the country, the largest cellar in the world and the largest collection of wines in the world (1.5 million bottles stored in a single cellar).