Dozens of prizes and medals were handed today to the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Italy for the absolute success of Moldovan wines in the 21st edition of the "Città de Vino" International Oenological Competition, organized in Italy.
Moldovan wines participated for the first time in the International Oenological Challenge "Città De Vino" contest where they won 17 gold medals, including 5 large gold medals.
Participation in the specialized competition was organized by the National Vine and Wine Office with the support of USAID Moldova through the Rural Competitiveness and Resilience Project in Moldova.
The award ceremony, organized in the lavish Campidoglio, was attended by the Minister of Agriculture from Italy, Francesco Lollobrigida, the Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, as well as representatives from the Republic of Moldova, including the first secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Italy, Mr. Vadim Moțarschi, who received the medals on behalf of the seven awarded wineries.
A special award was given to Fautor Winery, which won 7 gold medals, including 3 "Grand Gold" medals.
During the first six months of the current year, Moldovan wineries participated in 14 international competitions, awarded with 268 gold medals and 177 silver medals. Systematic participation in international competitions is part of the marketing and promotion plan implemented under the auspices of the national wine brand "Vinul Moldovei. A Living Legend".