• 2020 – the year full of medals for the Chateau Cristi winery

    The 2020 year was a prolific one for the Chateau Cristi winery. We returned home with 13 medals after participating in numerous international competitions and exhibitions. Although it was a year of many challenges, the emblematic number of trophies showed that we are on the right track.

    Chardonnay Barrel Fermented, vintage of 2018, became “James Bond” of competitions, getting the highest possible score of all our wines 2020. This wine won a total of 7 medals, of which 4 Gold and 3 Silver. The Gold was won at the Asia Wine Trophy, Mundus Vini Spring Edition, Vinarium of Bucharest, Berliner Wine Trophy Summer Edition, and Silver – at the Chardonnay du Monde, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and the Decanter World Wine Awards.

    Bravoure Cabernet, Shiraz, Feteasca Neagra, vintage of 2017, conquered the judges of Berliner Wine Trophy and Vinarium of Bucharest. The two Gold medals won by this wine made us convinced of the fact that this coupage will have a promising future.

    Wine Couvée Rouge Royal, vintage of 2016, returned home with a Gold medal won at the prestigious Concours Mondial of Bruxelles, and the Pinot Noir came back with other two Silver medals won at the same competition, and the one of Bronze was won at Decanter World Wine Awards.

    These medals are not our final target, but clear proof that our wines are capable of bringing glory to our country all over the world, including by means of international experts recognition.

  • Grape harvesting in the fall of 2020, or about the way the winemakers carry out this sacred ritual

    Grape harvesting is more than a simple working process, in such a country as Moldova. Harvest is a state of mind, is in close contact with nature, the sun, fruitful soil, air cleaner, and the grapevines. Or, at least this is how this ritual is perceived by the people, who carefully gather grapes from the Chateau Cristi vineyards.
    These grapes will turn into noble wines, and soon we’ll be able to enjoy them together.

    We invite you to follow the whole process of picking grapes from the vineyards of Chateau Cristi, watching the video below.

  • Quarantine Fest, the first online music festival in Moldova, organized in full pandemic by Chateau Cristi winery.

    To organize an online music festival in the full spate of the pandemic was like an ocean breeze at the very heart of a desert. The whole world has been overwhelmed by the year 2020, which constrained us to realize what self-isolation means; we were deprived of many common things, such as meetings with dear people, holidays spent in the bosom of the family, a vacation spent by the seashore or in the mountains, having rest out-of-doors and even simple walks through the city parks.

    At the same time, self-isolation made us become more responsible towards the people surrounding us, to take care of the most affected ones, and taught us to join forces in order to overcome the situation we found ourselves in overnight.

    Thus, on April 8th, 2020 Chateau Cristi winery organized the first online music festival in Moldova – Quarantine Fest, whereby the invited musicians “unpursed” the foreheads and put in a better mood the audience staying in self-isolation.

    For about four hours, such bands as Nikorasong’s, Via Daca, SunStroke Project, singers Tania Cerga and Andrei Glavan, solo performer of Parov Stelar – Elena Karafizi, Pasha Parfeni, and Natalia Barbu has charged us with positive energy by singing many covers and own songs, through the live transmission at many pages on Facebook simultaneously.

    More than 70,000 people, who attended the first online festival in Moldova, have contributed substantially to the collection of funds to support the initiative #ÎmpreunăPentruVoi.

    And in only three weeks from the start, festival Quarantine Fest passed the Prut river and on April 29th the audience of both banks of the river took part in the second edition of Quarantine Fest: UNISON`G, where positive vibrations were shared by Elena Karafizi, Mark Stam, Natalia Barbu, Vanotek and Lori, as well as by Irina Rimes.

    The organization of Quarantine Fest was a unique and unforgettable experience for our winery. We have experienced sleepless nights spent seeking out technical solutions for providing direct broadcasting, we had the outburst of emotions throughout the event, but the audience provided us with a huge sense of accomplishment we felt that together we can make great things, which bring changes for the better.

  • Chateau Cristi presents a new style of tasting – WINE BREAK

    “If the mountain won’t go to Mohammed, then Mohammed must come to the Mountain.” How nice it would be if you could enjoy a glass of good wine right in your office together with colleagues at the end of a long and hard-working day, wouldn’t it?

    But even better would be if you know exactly what kind of wine to choose so that everybody will like it, and a connoisseur, Constantin Sevciuc, the owner of the winery Chateau Cristi personally will tell you more about this wine.

    This concept of guided tastings was created in order to get to know each other better, and it is called Wine Break by Chateau Cristi. We discovered that such events are a good way to popularize products of Chateau Cristi in a correct way, allowing for direct interaction between wine amateurs and the wine itself, as well as the people that create it.

    In 2019 and 2020 before the pandemic, we went to the offices of those who wished for this kind of experience. More than 10 Wine Break sessions held in several companies in Moldova showed us that this method of interaction between winemaker and wine amateurs arouses a great interest among those present, it proved as an ideal platform for communication and a reliable way to establish an emotional contact between Chateau Cristi winery and people who appreciate veritable wines.

  • China – wine market of ultimate importance

    This autumn, in the south of China, in Guangzhou, the international exhibition Interwine Guangzhou 2017, dedicated to the largest wine producers in the world, was held. We also took part in the exhibition, and established many contacts at the international level, some of whom are interested in further cooperation. China being one of the world’s largest powers in the field of winemaking, this exhibition is very important for winemakers all over the world, and even more so for Moldovan ones. This kind of event contributes to the entry into the Chinese (and not only) market of Moldovan wines, since this year more than 72 countries participated in the exhibition area (more than 1000 sq. M.), and only on the first day attracted almost 30,000 guests.

  • New product line

    Very soon a new line of Chateau Christie wines will appear in all specialized stores! We will present you two excellent red blends and one delicious white blend, which, we are sure, will conquer you from the first sip! Keep an eye on our news, there is not much left until we tell you everything!

  • Harvest 2017

    2017 was a good harvest year for us. And this means that it will also be a year of good wine. The irreplaceable at any Moldovan feast Cabernet Sauvignon, that is a masterpiece of local winemaking, and of course the classic and such fragrant Riesling, known for its citrus notes, is already in production and will soon appear in showcases and in every home collection.