Winemakers from Moldova met in the sixth edition of the National Conference of the Viticulture Chain, organized on March 31 by the National Office of Vine and Wine, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and USAID as a strategic development partner, for to discuss the challenges and results of the “Year of Wine 2022”.
This year’s edition of the Conference is marked by the 10-year jubilee of the country brand Vinul Moldovei, the conference presented perspectives and sustainability assessments for the 2022 wine year.
During the event, the winemakers referred in particular to the challenges faced by the Moldovan wine sector in the context of the crisis caused by the war in the region, but also to the new global sustainability trends in terms of the wine sector and the necessary actions to be undertaken for to increase the visibility of Moldovan Wine on the international market.
According to the information presented by ONVV, the 2022 harvest was generous, and the volume of wine produced increased by 12% compared to the previous year, reaching a total amount of 19 million decalitres, including raw material for distillates. It also increased the amount of grapes processed by about 13%, reaching 280 thousand tons of grapes, with an average wine grape harvest of about 5.5 tons/grape, varying between 4.0-14.5 tons/ Ha.
At the same time, ONVV found that in 2022 wine exports (bulk wine and bottled wine) decreased by 14% compared to the previous year, reaching 10.4 million decaliters, the lowest volume recorded in the last 10 years. The value of wine exports decreased by 9%, reaching 2,790 billion Moldovan lei.