Find out what awaits you on National Wine Day
The National Wine Day celebrates its coming of age in a big way: more space, more areas, more activities, more quality wines and more surprises for the visitors! The 18th edition of the National Wine Day (NWD) – an emblematic event of our country, will pass beyond the Great National Assembly Square (GNAS), including for the first time the whole square of the “Birth of the Lord” Cathedral and the E. Doga pedestrian street from Chisinau. On the first weekend of October, NWD will be divided into several theme areas.
Welcome to the Wine Town!
Traditionally, the start of the holiday will take place in the Great National Assembly Square. On one side and the other of the Stefan cel Mare boulevard, in the perimeter of the GNAS, the stands of the 70 winemakers will be placed, depending on the areas with Protected Geographical Indication that they represent. At the eighteenth edition, the wineries will offer the guests the wines from the harvest of 2019 and matured wines, will launch new products, will organize guided tastings and masterclasses, and the visitors will be able to buy wines at promotional prices.
At the entrances of the Wine Town, on Stefan cel Mare boulevard, there will be infopoints, where visitors will be able to get information about the program of the event and will be able to purchase the Tasting Notebook, but also promotional materials with the visual identity of the event.
Also here, the guests will be able to stay in the relaxation area specially arranged with tables and benches made from recyclable materials and until 4 PM they will have the opportunity to enjoy the recitals of several performers and bands (“Select String Quartet”, “7Klasse”), as well as music mixed by several DJs, who will perform in GNAS.
Traditional cuisine can be found in the Arch of Triumph area, where dozens of housewives and catering companies will offer visitors the most delicious Moldovan dishes.
This year, the traditional Wine School will have a much more extended program. Masterclasses guided by professional sommeliers will be held in two specially arranged tents, between 1 PM and 7 PM. Here the holiday’s guests will be initiated into the mysteries of the responsible consumption of Wine of Moldova.
The Peasant Yard and the CraftsArea
In the park of the “Birth of the Lord” Cathedral, at the traditional Peasant Yard, the housewife and the householder will welcome the curious guests to see the most frequent activities and works carried out in the autumn. There will also be held several workshops for creation and weaving of baskets and furniture made of osier and twigs. In the immediate vicinity, on the E. Doga pedestrian street, visitors will be able to admire and buy the handicrafts exhibited by dozens of popular craftsmen.
The great entertainment and concerts dedicated to the 18th edition of the National Wine Day move to the main stage of the E. Doga pedestrian street, on which the most beloved local artists and from abroad will perform: the “Via Daca” band, Pasha Parfeni, the “Tharmis” band, Lupii&Calancea Band, Dj Marcus Lower, LUIKU (Ukraine), Vița de Vie (Romania), Niko de Transilvania (Romania).
The adventures area
Visitors will be able to start in wine tours to the origins of Wine of Moldova, right from the tourist infopoint located on Grigore Vieru boulevard. From here, those wishing to discover the product of our national pride, will have the opportunity to go to the 11 wineries with tourist facilities in the country which have prepared special programs for the National Wine Day: “Basavin Winery”, “Castel MIMI”, “Chateau Cojușna – Migdal-P”, “Mileștii Mici”, “Chateau Purcari”, “Chateau Vartely”, “Vinăria Poiana”, “Vinuri de Comrat”, “KARAGANI”, “Barza Albă”, “Kvint”.
Come to GNAS on October 5th and 6th, to celebrate the coming of age of the most important holiday dedicated to the Wine of Moldova!