The wines of Moldova in Eastern Europe are becoming ever more successful. Rooted in its astonishingly rich history, but equally fresh and modern, “Wine of Moldova” continues its success path on international markets, surprising consumers with new generation wines. Especially blends of international and indigenous grape offer a true expression of Moldovan terroir and a response to the increased interest of wine lovers in discovering new tastes and styles.
“Wine of Moldova” is the direct and tangible result of Republic of Moldova reforming its wine sector, focusing on quality and performance. In 2013, the National Office for Vine and Wine (ONVV) was established, and ever since, it has been the organisation’s solemn duty to implement several of programmes aiming to support market diversification and export growth of quality wines. With a system based on the EU model of protected geographical indications, covering the Four growing areas of “Valul lui Traian”, “Stefan Voda”, “Codru” and “Divin”, Moldova has evolved impressively well in upgrading the quality of wines during the past five years. As strong proofs of the achieved results stand 239 medals received in 2017 by Moldovan wines at the most renowned and prestigious international wine contests such as: Decanter World Wine Awards, Mundus Vini, Concours Mondial du Bruxelles, International Wine Challenge, etc. The national wine brand became a quality sign legally enforced by the National Office for Vine and Wine and is displayed on products which pass rigorous quality control, providing guarantees and building up credibility of consumers in bearing wines.
Due to the largest density of vineyards in the world, Moldova is able to propose wines for the most demanding consumer both from international and indigenous varieties such as Viorica, Rara Neagra, Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Alba, and Feteasca Regala. But the most expressive and unique are the blends through which Moldovan winemakers utter their skills and expertise, expressing the character of Moldovan terroir. Moldova’s millennial heritage of winemaking began around 3,000 BC, and the first vines were recorded there around 7,000 years BC. Throughout its history, wine and vine have been deeply enrooted in the culture, myths, folklore and legends of Moldova. Even the map of the modern Republic of Moldova is shaped like a bunch of grapes! The white stork, the protagonist of many local legends, is the symbol of the Moldovan wine industry, as well as the symbol of the continuous revival of Moldova. That is why a redesigned image was chosen to represent the reborn wine industry of Moldova and introduced into a newly created national wine brand – “Wine of Moldova. A Legend alive”.
Guided by the main brand’s statement – “Our wine has been crafted by generations of winemakers in the largest cellars in the world, appreciated by consumers in both east and west and supported by Legends that everyone can embrace” – Wine of Moldova continues to conquer the big wine world.
Moldovan wine is now sold in 63 countries, mostly in European Union markets, registering a steady increase over the last 5 years.