By the end of the twelfth century, Moldova’s wine industry had become a major sector of Southeastern Europe’s economy. While the whole region has favorable conditions for viniculture, specific areas are especially fertile for growing the most full-bodied grapes. The village of Purcari and the Agon Zograf Monastery vineyards lay at the heart of this special terroir.
At the turn of the century, Château Purcari replanted 250 hectares of vineyards, and installed state-of-the-art technology at the winery.
As Moldova’s most prestigious export, Purcari lead the nation’s international development by entering into over 25 markets including the US, Canada, UK, Norway, Czech Republic, China, Poland, and the Baltic countries.
In the 18th century, French settlers leased the land of the Purcari region and felt that the terroir is very special, similar to the famous wine region of Bordeaux.
Emperor of Russia Nicholas I issued a special decree granting Purcari the status of the first specialized winery in Bessarabia
„Negrude Purcari“ awarded with gold medal at Paris World Expo
French experts were impressed with a dry wine of an intense ruby color, being sure that it was a new Bordeaux wine.What a surprise when they found it had originated in a small village on the banks of the Dniester River. In such a way, the Negru de Purcari wine won its first gold medal at an international exhibition.
Moldovan wine makers restored the classic production techniques of the famous wines.
Purcari wines once again achieved wide popularity, and became synonymous with the the Republic of Moldova.
Over 25 countries around the world are starting to import
Purcari lead the nation’s international development by entering into over 25 markets including the US, Canada, UK, Norway, Czech Republic, China, Poland, and the Baltic countries.
Alb de Purcari is launched
The company launched Alb de Purcari – a new vintage that has been garnering a number of international awards and recognitions.
The Purcari collection boasted Icewine, derived from frozen Muscat Ottonel and Traminer grapes.
Purcari brings its new image on the market
The vineyards planted between 2003 and 2004 reach maturity and the wine manifests itself in full and becomes more and more selective.