Moldovan Gems

Lavandula or more commonly known as lavender is a flower native to the Old World (Europe, Africa, Asia) and there are 39 species of this plant.

Jean Giono said “Lavender is the soul of Provence”, but he didn’t know that in Moldova you can find this flower as well. Only 39 km from Chisinau, in Cobusca Noua village in the Anenii Noi region, you’ll find a small Provence. Follow the lavender smell (or the signs) and you’ll end up in the right place.

I have been asked so many times, what can someone visit in the Republic of Moldova. Moreover, several times when I showed some pictures of our landscapes, I have been asked where are those beauties and why people don’t know about them.

The truth is: we don’t know our country as well as we know others. When a tourist asks us for advises, we usually can’t give them any, besides Chisinau, Old Orhei or Soroca..

Here is the 365 day of the year…

Some of us spend this day to walk through the year and draw up a list of work to be done. Others use it to make a list in order to review the year. Usually I’m doing this list in my mind and I’m rarely sharing it with people, but this year I decided to share it with you.

Hello everyone,

Even if I’m not visiting the wineries anymore, I will continue to spam you about the good wines that we have and I will try to “force” you to come to Moldova. In the last day of the “Drumul Vinului” (Wine Road) project we visited Cricova. It is in the town with the same name, 15 km from Chisinau. As the roads are good and you don’t lose to much time on the way, you have no excuse not to visit it!

The Republic of Moldova is a wine country. We have a vineyard area of 112,000 hectares with over 100 varieties of grapes. Most of them are european, but we have some characteristic only to our country. The most popular are: Aligote, Muscat, Pinot, Chardonnay, Feteasca, Sauvignon, Traminer, Riesling, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot-Noir and Malbec.

We also have a lot of traditions linked to wine, one of which we transformed into a National Holiday. Do you know which holiday am I speaking about? The National Wine Day! It celebrates the end of the harvest of grapes and the crafting of the new wine (Tulburel).