Learn more about where the best Moldovan wines come from!
Carpe Diem is an old family owned winery that goes back four generations. The estate was seized in 1949, and it was not until 2011 that the family managed to return to produce and present the first series of Carpe Diem wines. These premium quality wines have won numerous awards since they were first introduced.
The winery sits in Codru wine region, known for its amazing terroir. Carpe Diem uses both French inspired and international varieties of grapes, and also produces wines made from indigenous varieties to make individual unique wines and blends. The indigenous varieties include Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, Feteasca Neagra, Rara Neagra.
The vineyards fill 10,5 ha, and Crape Diem is therefore a part of the Moldovan Association for Small Wineries. Owner and winemaker Ion Luca is passionate and involved with every step of the production process. Each wine is delicately produced, and all grapes are hand picked and harvested manually.
Castel Mimi was founded in 1893 by the last Governor of Bessarabia, Constantin Mimi. A leading pioneer of wine making in Moldova, Constantine built the first chateau to produce wine. He helped raise the standard of Moldovan wine at this time by integrating new, then modern, technologies to the wine making, which today are now considered unique local wine methods.
The winery sits in the town of Bulboaca. This is situated in the Codru wine region, in central Moldova. This region is perfect for growing grape vines due to the excellent terroir. Castel Mimi is best known for their award winning European grape varieties and blends.
In Latin, Fautor is word for creator. The family owned winery sits between two villages in the Tigheci region producing, specializing and creating premium quality wines in rare varieties. It was founded in 1997, planting it’s first vines in 2003. Since then the winery has won numerous awards and has grown to around 350 ha.
Fautor produces wines from both international and French grapes, and the winery also includes indigenous grapes such as Feteasca Regală, Feteasca Neagră. They pride themselves on their terroir, indegenious varieties, and the unique local ways of producing wine in combination with modern technology.
Gitana is a family owned winery. They pride themselves on using traditional methods to produce their wine. For example they use classic amphoras instead of modern barrels to make their Saperavi wines. Nevertheless, they are continuing to integrate modern technologies to further augment their traditional methods.
The vineyard sits in the southern Cahul wine region, known for its sweet wines and perfect conditions for growing and harvesting red wines. The wine is produced at a historical and local wine factory, founded in 1958, and located in the village of Plopi. The vineyards extend from two villages, Filipeni and Romanovca. These villages have a deep history of wine-making, as the land holds exceptional terroir.
Since their first production of wine in 1999, Gitana has become a leading producer of premium wines in Moldova. The grapes are manually hand picked and the wines are carefully produced to meet the high standard of a unique and flavorful taste, all while using traditional winemaking techniques.