Moldova, like other countries in Eastern Europe (North Macedonia, Bulgaria) has traditionally been a wine country. Wine has been produced here since 3000 BC and by continuously refining this process and now looking for export, the wines are gaining more and more recognition. In addition to the typical Moldavian grape varieties such as Fetească Albă, Fetească Neagră, Rara Neagră and Viorica, they also work a lot with classic French grape varieties such as Merlot, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. Moldovan wine is very unknown in the Netherlands. That is understandable, but actually unjustified. Because Moldova is a real wine country. Wine has been made for thousands of years. But for now, most of it goes to Moscow. Moldavian viticulture flourished during the famous reign of Stefan cel Mare in the 14th and 15th centuries. But Moldova reached its greatest peak in the 19th century. Winegrowers were actively supported by the government. Winegrowers caused an international furore. Moldova's reputation as a producer of highly refined wines was established.