Ștefan Vodă Geographical Indication Region
The Ștefan Vodă wine region covers an area of about 10 thousand hectares and is located in a climate zone similar to that of the Bordeaux region, France. We invite you to visit this area influenced by the Dniester River and its proximity to the Black Sea. With a special microclimate, perfect for cultivating red grape varieties, such as the local Rara Neagra, Saperavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, the Ștefan Vodă region is one of the most coveted terroirs of Moldova. Wines produced in this geographical area began to be known abroad since the 19th century, and now you can discover them yourself, even in the historic cellars where these treasures mature.
To fully enjoy the route leading to your favorite winery and welcome new challenges, there is the possibility to choose a different version of travel than the traditional one – by car. Moreover, you can take this route on the Chisinau – Palanca cycle route. This experience will manage to impress any enthusiast of nature and picturesque places with memorable views. Don’t forget to rent your bike in advance, wear the right clothes and shoes and have cash on hand.
Tourist attractions of the route
Segment: Chișinău – Meșter Faur (Day 1)
- Length:about 80 km distance
- Travel time:up to 1.5 hours
- Transport:by car
Sălcuța WinerySee on map
Another place you can visit by traveling on this route is the "Alexei Mateevici" Museum House in the village of Zaim, a beautiful town with rich Christian traditions.
Alexei Mateevici Musem HouseSee on map
Gogu WinerySee on map
In the city of Causeni, near the Gogu winery, you can visit the "Assumption" Church - an architectural monument unique in the eastern Carpathian space, that surprises with its history and construction.
“Adormirea Maicii Domnului” Church in CauseniSee on map
Leuntea-VinSee on map
To make this experience even more memorable, we recommend stopping at the Meșter Faur guesthouse where you can spend time in summer houses made of reeds complete with furniture and handicrafts items aged over 80 years, or even participate in a master class on osier weaving.
Mester FaurSee on map
Segment: Et Cetera - Chateau Purcari (Day 2)
- Length:about 70 km distance
- Travel time:up to 1.3 hours
- Transport:by car
Et CeteraSee on map
Museum of History and EthnographySee on map
After visiting the museum you can continue your adventure with a stop at the remarkable Casa Veche tourist pension with a history of over a hundred years and always welcoming hosts.