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).

Today, the 3rd of October, we are celebrating the 14th edition of the Wine National Day in the Republic of Moldova. This may make you think that in this country almost everything is about wine… well saying this you won’t be completely wrong. We do love wine and we are proud of its’ quality. Numerous wineries are waiting for the wine lovers. One of these wineries is the Mimi Castle.

When you think about good wine, first locations that come to mind are the Bordeaux region in France or the south of Italy, but today I would like to tell you about a place off the beaten path of the wine tourist. I may not be objective, as I will be talking about a place in my home country, the Republic of Moldova, but hear me out: YOU WILL NOT REGRET if you check out the Purcari Winery.