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History of Leuntea Vin Winery

History of Leuntea Vin Winery

“Leuntea-Vin” Wine Factory together with the village Leuntea, where it is located, represents a historical value in the south-east region of Moldova. Being one of the oldest wineries on the territory of Basarabia since 1817, it started the wine industry in that region, introducing the science and technology of european descent.

This special region was highly requested by foreign former military and official persons, who began to acquire the lands and local private properties after the accession of Basarabia to Russia

The French lieutenant general Ponset was among them, a smart, sophisticated and rich man with organizer talent, who chose this picturesque but deserted place, having an idea to develop it. Soon he formed the wine factory, built a house where he lived, surrounded by a garden and a park.

Visitors were amazed by the reserve wines. The winary's spacious cellar with hard wooden barrels, in which the wines were stored and aged, was noticed and described In the agenda of the Ministry of State Property In 1864.

            The first high appreciation of Leuntea wines was obtained at the St. Petersburg exhibition in 1847. Next contests confirmed the status of an honorable mark.

The cellar, noted in history, has resisted till our days and belongs to the wine factory "Leuntea-Vin". The wine is kept here In wooden barrels, just the same way, as in the past.

The wine is created by the owner of the winery, Dmitrii Kyssa. He is an oenologist with more than 45 years' experience in the industry , who personally controls the quality of production and strictly observes the technology.

Our wine is produced from grapes, grown on our own vineyards, located nearby the river Nistru in the Purcari region, whose fertile soil, rich in microelements, grants optimal conditions for the creation of exceptional extractive wines.

            We are a dynasty of winemakers in the fourth generation, dedicated and passionate about our specialty.

Our main task is to preserve the traditions, the quality of the wine production, to convey the spirit of the past, the atmosphere and the history of the place. We want to share the heritage with people of Moldova and guests from abroad.

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