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National Wine Day Moldova Wine Festival

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

The 18th National Wine Day Moldova will see hundreds of wines from some 60 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 60 Moldova wineries are expected to feature at the National Wine Day 2019 with 16 wine master classes and 10 wine tours, including visits to Kvint, Cricova and Castel Mimi wineries, as well as Mileștii Mici. In addition, 30 artists and bands will play in the Great National Assembly Square in Chisinau.

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.

A full schedule of the programme can be found here, and a list of the wine tours here.

When is National Wine Day Moldova

5 to 6 October, 2019.

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.

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.


October 5, 2019
October 6, 2019
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