Wine Day in Moldova

Wine Day in Moldova is a holiday observed on the first weekend of October every year. Although it is widely celebrated across the country, it is not a public holiday, so businesses operate according to their normal hours.

It is a day for everyone to enjoy Moldova’s rich wine culture, and dozens of winemakers from across the country show up in Chișinău center to showcase their products. From this central location in the Republic of Moldova’s capital, special wine events spread out across the countryside for people to enjoy. Each winery in the country has special events designed to pique the public’s interest and encourage them to visit.

The History of Wine Day in Moldova

Because of its location on the Black Sea, Moldova quickly became a prime location for winemaking. This is because grapevines were brought to the country during the 6th century BC when the Greeks colonized the area.

Wine production was further expanded when the Romans arrived and continued to grow through the Middle Ages, with many Christian monasteries in the area contributing to the winemaking culture. When Moldova was part of the Soviet Republic, much of the world was cut off from Moldova’s wines.

That changed in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the wine culture in the country began to transform. Now, Moldova has some of the most interesting wines in the world.

Observing Wine Day in Moldova

Nowadays, many of the main Wine Day celebrations take place in the capital city of Chișinău, with almost a hundred different winemakers showing off their products. Of course, wineries all across the country also have special events that are popular with tourists and residents alike.

This is a day when many Moldovans showcase their pride in their winemaking abilities and the wonderful diversity of wines that they have available.

Where is it celebrated?
Moldova (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2024)
Next year (2025)
Last year (2023)