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National Wine Day Moldova Wine Festival

7 October 2023 - 8 October 2023

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The Wine Day Moldova will see hundreds of wines from some 90 producers on display over the two-day Moldova wine festival celebrating the country’s centuries-old winemaking traditions in October.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to the Great National Assembly Square in the Moldova capital Chisinau for the Moldova wine festival, which is a major event in the country’s calendar.

What is the National Wine Day Moldova?

The wine festival allows people to become acquainted with the wine of Moldova, which at its peak created half the wine consumed by the former Soviet Union. From major Moldova wineries, such as Mileștii Mici, recognised as the largest wine collection in the world, to small scale vineyards, the range of Moldova wine offerings available is quite staggering.

Hard at work at the National Wine Day Moldova, c
Hard at work at the National Wine Day Moldova, c

Experience wines from vintage to youthful, as well as limited editions and those launched specially at the event. The National Wine Day includes wine tastings, tours of Moldova wineries and master classes, so you can fully immerse yourselves in the history of the wine of Moldova.

The day also allows you the opportunity to learn more about the local cuisine and culture.

Highlights of the Moldova Wine Festival

Some 90 Moldova wineries are expected to feature at the National Wine Day.

Milestii mici
Milestii mici has the biggest collection of wines in the world.

Join the Wine School, where you can learn both the art and rules of wine tasting, and experience tasting workshops. Travel back in time at the peasant courtyard where you can discover how wine was made in medieval times, or learn traditional Moldovan dance and whirl in a hora. Alternatively, chill at any of the three event relaxation zones in a natural, green environment.

There will be a series of InfoPoints where you can sign up for Moldova winery tours, as well as a Taster’s Book that offers vouchers for wine tastings, as well as a craft fair and numerous stalls and restaurants offering traditional Moldova food, such as placinte and mamaliga.

When is National Wine Day Moldova

7 and 8 October, 2023.

Where is the National Wine Day Moldova

It’s held in the Great National Assembly Square of the Moldovan capital Chisinau.

It's not just about wine at the National Wine Day
It’s not just about wine at the National Wine Day

Things to do in Moldova

If you are planning to include a visit to the wine festival in a wider Moldova holiday then read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Moldova Wine, Communism and Underground Monks.

Flights to Moldova

Air Moldova flies to Moldova from Stansted, and there are also flights from many other European cities.

Hotels in Moldova

To find the best hotels in Moldova as well as flights to Moldova airport just outside of Chisinau, please search via our comparison engine, which scans all the major booking sites so you don’t have to.

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Or, you might like to try Explore’s five-day Moldova Short Break (May to October 2019), and experience the weird territory of Transnistria; a small-group trip costs from £819pp, and includes flights, accommodation, three dinners, transfers and a tour leader.

Finally, if you are looking for a local Moldova travel guide, we highly recommend Victoria Odobescu of Moldovan inbound Tour operator Ways Travel. You can contact Victoria at [email protected], or decide for yourself at

More information on National Wine Day Moldova

For further information about Moldova wine, click here, and about the National Wine Day Moldova, click here.


7 October 2023
8 October 2023


Great National Assembly Square
Great National Assembly Square
Chisinau,Moldova, Republic of
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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