Canneto wine estate (Azienda Agricola Canneto) is situated on the western side of Montepulciano, near the splendid church of San Biagio and has a long wine-making tradition. The farm consists of 48 hectares, 30 of which are under vine, with 16 being reserved for the production of Vino Nobile. The vineyards, facing mainly south, are situated at 350 and 400… Continue reading "Canneto Winery in Montepulciano, Italy"
Casa Zen is a traditional (but modern) agriturismo located in Northern Italy, not very far from Verona and Lake Garda. Typically, an agriturismo is an independently-owned farm that the owners have decided to use partially — although usually only partially — for accommodation purposes. That means that, 90 percent of the time, you can expect that the owners of your… Continue reading "Agriturismo Casa Zen, Marcellise – San Martino Buon Albergo, Italy"
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"
During our stay in Italy this year (2015), we decided to take a tour of one of the best and most famous wineries in Montalcino. Poggio Antico: a combination of people, love for nature and passion for winemaking in the beautiful landscape of Tuscany. Brunello, Brunello Riserva, Altero, Madre, Lemartine and Rosso di Montalcino are the result of our great… Continue reading "A Tour of Poggio Antico Winery, Montalcino – Italy"
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"
Munzingen is a small village and a part of Freiburg im Breisgau. The village is surrounded by lots of vineyards and has some amazing panoramic views. When staying for the night in locations like these you don’t want to stop at large hotels, it is much more satisfying to stop at B&Bs or family-run mini hotels. We were fortunate to… Continue reading "Munzingen Village & Vorgrimmler Winery, Freiburg, Germany"
On 27th of July 2015 there was a tasting of Moldovan wines at the Vinarium Weinadvokat wine bar in Dortmund, Germany. The event was hosted and moderated by Carsten Jekubzik, owner of Weinadvokat. There were 9 of us for the 8 bottles of different grape varieties including some Feteasca, a grape that currently grows only in Republic of Moldova and… Continue reading "Moldovan Wine Tasting at Vinarium Weinadvokat in Dortmund, Germany (27 July, 2015)"
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"