Moldova, a small landlocked country in Eastern Europe, is often referred to as the “Cradle of Wine” due to its rich winemaking traditions dating back to ancient times. With over 112,000 hectares of vineyards and over 140 wineries, Moldova is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by wine enthusiasts worldwide.
One of the most notable wineries in Moldova is Gitana Winery, located in the heart of the Codru wine region. Gitana Winery has been producing high-quality wines for over a decade and is known for its exceptional blends of international and indigenous grape varieties. The winery’s vineyards span over 80 hectares, with a focus on sustainable viticulture practices that ensure the production of premium grapes.
Gitana Winery’s flagship wine is the Feteasca Neagra, a full-bodied red wine with a rich aroma of ripe black fruits, vanilla, and spices. Other notable wines from the winery include the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends, which showcase the winery’s expertise in blending different grape varieties to create complex and balanced wines.
In addition to its exceptional wines, Moldova is also home to numerous wine festivals and events, where visitors can experience the country’s rich wine culture firsthand. Some of the most notable events include the National Wine Day Festival, held annually in the capital city of Chisinau, and the Wine Vernissage, a celebration of wine and art held in the town of Cricova.
With its long history of winemaking and exceptional wineries like Gitana Winery, Moldova is a wine destination that should not be missed by any wine lover. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, Moldova’s diverse range of wines is sure to impress and leave a lasting impression.