• 31 March 2020

Moldova is a small eastern European country with a scenic countryside, whimsical forests, Soviet-styled architecture, and some of the most incredible vineyards in the world. This is a country where its roots are dipped in wine. It has a culture that celebrates everything about this fermented beverage, loved by so many people worldwide.

Moldova even has its own National Wine Day. This goes to show the country’s passion and love for all things relating to this rich, intricate and ancient drink. If you’re looking for a place to gain unforgettable insights into the traditional ways of winemaking, and want to share in the love of wine, then look no further than Moldova.

During your travels in this land of inspired culture and individuals, make sure to visit it’s thriving wine regions: 

  • Valul Lui Traian
  • Codru
  • Stefan Voda

Below is a guide on where to find the best Moldovan wines. Know just where to go to experience the famed flavours, textures and aromas of Moldova’s acclaimed grapes.

Cathedral Park, Chisinau, Moldova
Cathedral Park, Chisinau, Moldova

Top 6 Wineries in Moldova

If you are looking for the vineyards that will show you the wonderful wines that Moldova wine cellars are renowned for, then these top wineries are the best places to visit.  

1. Milestii Mici 

Milestii Mici is a magical haven for wine-lovers, and is the largest winery in Moldova. It is practically its own underground city, but it is a city that is filled to the brim with delectable Moldovan wine. 

Explore the winery’s 150-mile long network of tunnels, which holds a Guinness World Record. The tunnels are so extensive that the owners have created street name signs using names of grapes, to help with navigation through the cellars. Upon visiting, you are offered a slow car drive through this underground maze of wine. You can also hop on a bike and adventure through the tunnels.

This is one of the wineries that assists in producing The Legend is Alive, an authentic and popular Moldovan wine available around the world. 

Inside the underground tunnels of Milestii Mici winery, the biggest winery in the world
Inside the underground tunnels of Milestii Mici winery, the biggest winery in the world
2. Cricova Winery 

This winery has cellars that attract tourists from all over the world. You will find this world-class establishment in Cricova, a stunning town in Moldova. This is a must-see for those looking to enjoy the huge underground cellars that come to mind when you think of a Moldova winery. 

This classic winery is one of the largest in Moldova and will blow you away with its remarkable tasting room. You will also be treated to generous wine servings, gain ample knowledge, and indulge in truly exceptional red and white wines.

To experience the highlights of this fascinating and welcoming winery, book a tour of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine to make the most of your Moldovan experience.

Underground city in large winery in Cricova town
Underground city in large winery in Cricova town
3. Asconi Winery

Asconi Winery has found the perfect balance between the old and the new, something that reflects in their excellent wines. This family-run vineyard strives to create only the best wines in Moldova, and they don’t disappoint.

Journey through the breathtaking 500 hectares of grapevines, and visit the welcoming winery for tastings. You will get the chance to learn about the years of dedication it has taken to plant the impressive foundation of this outstanding wine farm.

Taste authentic Moldovan wine at Asconi Winery
Taste authentic Moldovan wine at Asconi Winery
4. Kvint

To experience some of the most incredible wine of Moldova, head on to Kvint. Although this winery is also a distillery for brandy and vodka, you will not be let down when it comes to their authentic Moldovan wines. 

It is here that you can find blends of elite wines, such as Grand Reserve, Reserve Merlot and tantalizing Cabernet Sauvignon. Kvint has won various awards for its high-quality wine and offers a variety of different wine tastings to its visitors.

The main facade of KVINT winery and distillery in Tiraspol, Transnistria.
The main facade of KVINT winery and distillery in Tiraspol, Transnistria.
5. Et Cetera Winery

Found within the Stefan Voda wine region in Moldova, Et Cetera Winery is a charming and elegant winery that opens its arms to fellow wine-lovers from all over the world. This family-owned winery honours its country’s roots and traditions when it comes to winemaking.

The truly Moldovan method of fermenting and ageing in Oak until serving is a time-honoured step, leaving you with some of the most divine wines Moldova has on offer. The vineyard is focused on being sustainable and uses eco-friendly gardening techniques to uphold this value. The grapes are carefully selected and picked to ensure that only the best of the best get fermented. Et Cetera Winery’s love for quality and traditional Moldovan winemaking is something that stands out in the strong flavours of their wines.

Not only can you treat yourselves to some of the best wine in the world, but you can also enjoy cycling, games and fruit harvesting when you visit this fascinating winery.

White wine fermenting in oak barrels at Et Cetera Winery
White wine fermenting in oak barrels at Et Cetera Winery
6. Castle Mimi Wine Resort

If you want to learn about winemaking, and the story of winemaking within Moldova, a visit to Castle Mimi Wine Resort is a must. It is rated as one of the top 15 most beautiful wineries in the world, and provides a truly extraordinary experience. Extravagance and history come together, hand in hand, to bring you a stunning establishment that serves world-class wines.

The winery produces wines that are served in a myriad of different countries. You will have the chance to enjoy the heart of this when you visit. Whilst you are here, treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the onsite spa, visit the museum, explore the wine cellars and indulge in exceptional wine tasting.

A visit to this high-end wine resort will have you falling even more in love with Moldovan wine.

Barrels of wine in Castel Mimi Wine Resort
Barrels of wine in Castel Mimi Wine Resort

With its flair and talent for providing the world with the best wines, Moldova is the kind of place that should be at the top of every wine lover’s travel bucket list.

When touring Europe, you will want to make time to visit this unique land and enjoy its splendid and famed attractions. Moldovan wine exported to the USA, England, Asia or Africa will never compare to the local liquid gold that is served at each of the wineries we have listed above.

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