Winery & Vineyards

Agrici winery promotes a progressive approach to winemaking in creating a modern wine that invites you to discover in its taste, the terroir it comes from, by skilfully combining innovation and sustainability in a creative spirit of secular traditions.

 

 Our mission is to enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of wine.

The Winery

Family owned and operated, Agrici winery is the perfect venue to showcase handcrafted batches of wine. With handpicked and carefully treated grapes from our vineyards located in Mileștii Mici, part of the Codru wine region, we assure a premium quality wine, made for your enjoyment, naturally and sustainably. The wine factory was founded in 1958, and for over half a century it produced wine drawing from the exquisite grapes that grow in the central part of Moldova, where the climate and soil are favorable for growing grapes. Following year 2000, the winery underwent a dramatic organizational and equipment overhaul to enable it to bring exclusive wines to domestic and international customers. Consequently, investments were made in new equipment for grape processing; fermentation tanks, stainless steel barrels for storage of wine. Today, the winery is a dynamic facility employing the latest vinification techniques. By giving top priority to quality, Agrici winery emphasizes control over the entire production process, from the processing of grapes to the distribution of wine.

 

Key moments 

• Founded in 1958
• Capacity: 3,5 mil litres
• Best-known varietals: Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Aligote and Feteasca Neagră
• Positioning – young wine segment
• Best young wine Riesling 2003 harvest year

• Winemaking – Production, storage and wholesale/retail trade of wines.
• Viticulture – Vineyards establishment, grape growing and sale as raw material for the production of wine.

The current goal of the company is to promote the quality of Moldovan wine, realizing the potential of producing wine in Moldova, as one of the best winegrowing regions in Eastern Europe.


 

Over 50 years of experience in winemaking

For more than 50 years, the winery has taken a progressive approach to winemaking. It was founded in 1958 by the state factory-farm “Moldova” in the Milestii Mici village. From the beginning, the winery produced the first series of vineyard-designate wines and the first Pinot Franc, Pinot Gris, Feteasca, Aligote and Sauvignon Blanc. Later it diversified with Riesling, Traminer, Rkatsiteli, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon wines. Today, this process continues through a talented winemaking team, led by winemaker Efim Agrici. Using grapes selected from south-facing slopes in top quality regions, the winemaking team crafts a portfolio of distinct wines with fruit-driven flavors and a firm acidity. In 2015 we produced the first wine materials from Muscat grapes, and in 2016 we had the first harvest of Romanian-Moldovan grape variety Feteasca Neagră. Starting with 2015, the wine production is being controlled under the Protected Geographical Indication „Codru”, that pursues in the wine the specific characteristics of this viticultural area within the central wine region of Moldova. The years of 2016 and 2017 had favorable warm conditions giving us an extended growing season and adding character to the grapes.

 

The first range of bottled wines under the brand name agrici.wine was launched at the Wine Festival edition 2017  – Vernisaj în Vals de Primăvară. This single variety range, which includes five wines with Protected Geographical Indication (Cabernet Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagră, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Moscato and Chardonnay) highlights the unique character of Codru wine region, and is complemented by a full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and local variety Feteasca Neagră.

 

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Winemaker

Winemaker Efim Agrici is at once an artist and an experimenter.

According to him, it’s hard not to be given the diversity in geography, climate and soil of Moldova. Efim has always had a progressive approach and sense of adventure toward winemaking that has led him around. After earning a bachelor’s degree in vinification from the Polytechnical institute in Chişinău in 1977, he began working as a technologist-engineer at the factory.


Since 1990 he is the head winemaker, and continues being in charge of the winemaking process. Today, Efim funnels his diverse background and new knowledge gained on study visits to wineries in New Zealand, Germany and France, into a distinctive, contemporary winemaking style.

 

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The wines

The agrici.wine varietal wines highlight the unique character of the Codru wine region. The range is complemented by a full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and local variety Feteasca Neagră.



Viticulture

At the winery, in order to craft our wines, the winemaker carefully selects grapes from the top quality viticultural areas within the central and southern wine regions of Moldova, including Codru, Valul lui Traian and Ştefan Vodă. Our family’s vineyards include Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot grape variety with vines imported from France; Rkatsteli grape variety with vines imported from Georgia; Chardonnay, Muscat and Feteasca Neagră grape varieties with vines imported from Italy. Since 2004, we invest in new vineyards establishment with the goal of assuring higher quality of the grape supply.

The Family

Contact us

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Tel/fax: +373 268 68 535
Mob.: +373 69 15 68 51
E-mail: vinaria@agrici.wine

 

Address:

Vinaria “Milestii Mici” SRL
MD-6819, v. Milestii Mici,
Ialoveni, Republic of Moldova

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