Moldavian Wines

In Moldavia, the vines are covering more than 90,000 hectares, namely a third of the country’s viticultural area. Wine plantations are spread all along the province, starting from Botosani in the north down to Vrancea in the south as well as across the region, from the hillside area of the eastern Carpathians to the Prut River.

Following and descending from north to south on the viticultural map of Moldavia, we shall encounter several famous vineyards that we have mentioned in the preamble to our journey.

First and foremost, the Iasi County greets us with the Cotnari vineyard, where we shall be making our first stop. We also come across the Iasi vineyard, with its viticultural centers at Copou, Bucium, Uricani and Comama, as well as the independent viticultural centers of Plugari and Probota. Starting from the south of the county and crossing the Vaslui County, we travel across the vast Husi vineyard, with the viticultural centers of Bohotin, Averesti, Husi, Vutcani and Murgeni. The Colinele Tutovei vineyard is also located in Vaslui, including the centers of Iana, Tutova and Balabanesti (the latter is located in the Galati County).

In the Bacau County we shall come across the Zeletin vineyard, with vines from centers such as Zeletin, Dealul Morii, Paricea, Tanasoaia and Gohor. In the south-eastern Moldavia, the Galati County has turned into a major viticultural area, comprising four vineyards: Dealul Bujorului (with centers at Bujoru, Smulti, Oancea and Beresti); Nicoresti (the centers from Nicoresti and Buciumeni); Ivesti (the viticultural centers from Ivesti, Tecuci and Corod) and Covurlui (the viticultural centers from Baleni, Scanteiesti, Pechea and Smardan). Finally, in the south-west of Moldavia, near the Carpathian bend, we shall find the famous Vrancea vineyards, namely Odobesti, Panciu and Cotesti, which in their turn include several other reputed viticultural centers that we shall be talking about later on.

We shall not be able to visit all these places, not because it would not be worth the effort. It’s just that, with such a long way to go, we have to decide from the very beginning that we shall be stopping in Cotnari, then in Iasi, then on to Husi, Dealul Bujorului, Nicoresti and eventually in the Vrancea vineyards. It is an itinerary which will definitely give us an idea of the Moldavian wines, so highly acclaimed and put into songs.

MOLDOVA

Vineyard Viticultural centre County Varieties
Recommended Authorised

COTNARI

Cotnari

Iasi

Feteasca alba
Francusa
Grasa de Cotnari
Tamaioasa romaneasca

Muscat Ottonel

Harlau

Iasi

Feteasca alba
Francusa
Grasa de Cotnari
Tamaioasa romaneasca

Chardonnay
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot gris
Sauvignon

Cucuteni

Iasi

Feteasca alba
Francusa
Grasa de Cotnari
Tamaioasa romaneasca

Aligoté
Chardonnay
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot gris
Sauvignon

Tg. Frumos

Iasi

Francusa
Pinot gris
Sauvignon
Tamaioasa romaneasca

Chardonnay
Feteasca neagra
Muscat Ottonel

Frumusica

Botosani

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel

IASI

Copou

Iasi

Aligoté
Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel
Sauvignon

Chardonnay
Feteasca regala
Pinot gris

Bucium- Tomesti 

Iasi

Aligoté
Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel
Sauvignon

Chardonnay
Feteasca regala
Pinot gris

Uricani

Iasi

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Pinot noir

Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Oporto

Comarna

Iasi

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel

Plugari

Iasi

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Feteasca regala

Muscat Ottonel

Probota

Iasi

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel

-

Hlipicani

Botosani

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel

HUSI

Husi

Vaslui

Busuioaca de Bohotin
Feteasca alba
Zghihara de Husi

Aligoté
Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel Riesling italian

Averesti

Vaslui

Busuioaca de Bohotin
Feteasca alba
Zghihara de Husi

Aligoté
Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel Riesling italian

Vutcani

Vaslui

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot noir
Riesling italian

Murgeni

Vaslui

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra

Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot noir
Riesling italian

Bohotin

Iasi, Vaslui

Busuioaca de Bohotin
B
abeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon

Feteasca alb
a
Pinot noir

Alicante Bouschet
Aligoté
Feteasca regala

Merlot , Oporto

Sauvignon,
Zweigelt

-

Vaslui

Vaslui

Aligoté
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala

Muscat Ottonel
Zghihara de Husi

 

-

Bozieni

Neamt

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Muscat Ottonel

COLINELE TUTOVEI

Iana

Vaslui

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Merlot

Tutova

Vaslui

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Feteasca neagra

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca regala

Riesling italian

Balabanesti

Galati

Aligoté
Feteasca alba

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca regala

DEALUL BUJORULUI

Bujoru

Galati

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba

Feteasca neagra
Merlot

Riesling italian

Sauvignon

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel
Sarba

Smulti

Galati

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Muscat Ottonel
Sarba

Oancea

Galati

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Riesling italian

Babeasca neagra
Muscat Ottonel

 

Beresti

Galati

Feteasca alba Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Muscat Ottonel

NICORESTI

Nicoresti

Galati

Cabernet Sauvignon Feteasca alba Feteasca neagra
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra Feteasca regala
Merlot

Buciumeni

Galati

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Riesling italian

IVESTI

Ivesti

Galati

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala

Feteasca neagra
Merlot

 

Tecuci

Galati

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala

Feteasca neagra
Merlot

 

Corod

Galati

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Feteasca neagra
Feteasca alba
Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca regala
Riesling italian

-

Grivita

Galati

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Feteasca alba
 

-

Namoloasa

Galati

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra

Feteasca regala

COVURLUI

Baleni

Galati

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel

Scanteiesti

Galati

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel

Pechea

Galati

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel

Smirdan

Galati

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Muscat Ottonel

Racaciuni

Bacau

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala

Aligoté
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian

ZELETIN

Zeletin

Bacau

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Pinot gris
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Aligoté
Muscat Ottonel

 

Dealul Morii

Bacau

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot gris

Parincea

Bacau

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot gris

Tanasoaia

Vrancea

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Muscat Ottonel
Pinot gris

Gohor

Galati

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca neagra
Muscat Ottonel

PANCIU

Panciu

Vrancea

Chardonnay
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Pinot gris
Pinot noir
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Babeasca neagra
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

Tifesti

Vrancea

Babeasca neagra
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Pinot gris
Riesling italian

Aligoté
Feteasca regala
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian

Paunesti

Vrancea

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Pinot gris
Plavaie

Aligoté
Muscat Ottonel
Riesling italian

ODOBESTI

Odobesti

Vrancea

Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Plavaie
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Alicante Bouschet
Aligoté
Feteasca regala
Galbena de Odobesti
Sarba

Jaristea

Vrancea

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Merlot
Pinot gris
Plavaie
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Alicante Bouschet
Aligoté
Galbena de Odobesti
Sarba

Bolotesti

Vrancea

Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Plavaie

Aligoté
Galbena de Odobesti
Riesling italian

COTESTI

Cotesti

Vrancea

Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Pinot noir
Sauvignon

Aligoté
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

 

Tîmboiesti

Vrancea

Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Aligoté
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

 

Carligele

Vrancea

Babeasca neagra
Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca regala
Feteasca neagra
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Aligoté
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel

 

Vartescoiu

Vrancea

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feteasca alba
Feteasca neagra
Pinot noir
Riesling italian
Sauvignon

Aligoté
Feteasca regala
Merlot
Muscat Ottonel
Plavaie

 
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