Castel MIMI Winery is the largest (private) architectural restoration project in the history of Republic of Moldova. This historic estate was founded in 1893 by the last Governor of Bessarabia, Constantin Mimi. A restoration project that was planned to be finished in 2 years is now in its 6th year and counting. Even though there was a big opening ceremony… Continue reading "Castel MIMI Winery, Bulboaca, Moldova"
The last time I published photos from Hancu Monastery was 6 years ago (2010), at a time when I was really excited taking HDR photos. This is what Hancu Monastery looked like in April 2016.
Last year we organized a private wine tasting event at Siena House hotel in Tuscany and we loved doing that very much. This year we returned with a different selection of wine, probably a little more appropriate for the warm Tuscan weather. Click here to see just the wine bottles that we had this year at the tasting. Just as… Continue reading "Tasting of Moldovan Wine in Tuscany"
After organizing last year a private wine tasting at the Siena House B&B (Tuscany, Italy), we decided to try something similar this year, but this time with different wine, something more appropriate for a hot day in Tuscany. These are the wines that we went with this year (2015): Feteasca Alb 2013 by Vinaria din Vale Feteasca Regala 2014 by… Continue reading "Moldovan Wine Bottles in the Tuscan Countryside"
If an impressionist painter would go on a wine tour across Moldova then this might be the result of his work.
Asconi is one of the newest wineries to enter the tourism market in Moldova. Even though this company started production back in 1994, their brand new estate is open to tourists just starting this Summer (2015). It is located about 30 km South from Chisinau in the Puhoi Village. It is in the same direction as the MIMI winery is… Continue reading "Asconi Winery – Puhoi, Moldova"
After spending the night at Purcari Winery we decided to make a quick visit to Etcetera Winery, as it is less than 10 minutes away from Purcari. The Luchianov family were very welcoming and glad to see us, even though we haven’t announced them of our visit. I’m not going to tease you with photos of the very delicious “plăcinte”… Continue reading "Etcetera Winery, Moldova – A Quick Visit"
Last weekend me and my wife wanted to get out into the countryside and take a breath of fresh air and enjoy some great wine. As this was the first time we were planning to spend the night with our baby boy away from home, it was somewhat difficult to make a decision as to where to go. Finally we… Continue reading "Weekend at Purcari Winery, Moldova"
This Saturday me and the family decided to finally go and visit our Chisinau ZOO. Last time I went there it was a very sad sight. Unfortunately after all these years things haven't changed too much.