Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 2: Minis Terrios & Chateau Vartely
You know you’re going to have a good day if at 9:30 a.m. you have about 10 bottles of wine in front of you, all waiting to be put to good use.
Day 2 started at a tiny winery on the outskirts of Chisinau, humbly called Minis Terrios, which could be translated to Small Lands.
Located in a clean and tidy basement, the winemakers are trying to use the best of their knowledge to create a couple of premium wines from select grapes.
Their first batch of wine was started in 2013, so they don’t even have bottles and labels yet, so we got to taste their wine directly from the inox barrels.
To better remember our time with them, we got to fill a bottle for each member of the group and then apply the cork to the bottle, everything was done manually, which was pretty exciting.
The second part of the day was spent at the well-known Chateau Vartely Winery & Leisure Resort.
Wines by Chateau Vartely have some of the best ratios of price to quality, which makes it one of the most popular wines in supermarkets, restaurants and bars.
Chateau Vartely is very well-suited to host and accommodate large groups of tourists, and their restaurant is something to look forward to.
Pro tip: make sure to taste the Traminer and/or Feteasca Neagră by Chateau Vartely, both with a refreshing bouquet and pleasant aftertaste.
The Muscat Ice Wine is a bit too sweet for my tooth, but it has its own club of fans.
The event is organized and sponsored by USAID CEED II, in collaboration with Oficiul Naţional al Viei şi Vinului (ONVV).