More and more foreigners choose Moldovan wines.
More and more foreigners choose Moldovan wines. Preliminary data from the National Vine and Wine Office shows that last year the volume of bottled wine exports increased by nine per cent. In bottles, these figures mean almost 10 million pieces more than 2017.
In 2018, 64 million bottles of Moldovan wine arrived in the countries of the world. I want to tell you that Poland is a leader. Thus, out of the total of exported bottles, 15 percent reach the Poles’ tables.
In the top follows the neighboring country, Romania, where they get 13 percent of the bottles. Moldovan winemakers export the same quantity of bottled wine to the Czech Republic.
I have to tell you that before Russia imported most of the wine, and with the imposition of the embargo in 2013, Moldovan producers turned to other markets, so last year in the Russian Federation they reached only 7.6 million bottles of Bachus’ spirits, which is 12 percent. And if in 2017 China was selling the most wine, then last year, the country ranks fifth in the ranking with only 10 percent of the export share.
The conquest of new markets is the goal of Moldovan winemakers who want to bring us fame all over the world.
Victor Bostan is one of the shareholders of two major wine companies in the Republic of Moldova. The entrepreneur says the business went on the wheel last year.
“For us it was a good year. We have managed to maintain a growth rate of exports and sales including in the Republic of Moldova. An increase of about 20 percent, “said Victor Bostan, the shareholder of the winery.
Victor Bostan also said last year he exported more than 12 million bottles of bottled wine.
“For us the largest export market is Romania, then Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic countries, China. On these markets we even had a growth rate of over 20 percent. The rose can be highlighted as a wine, Saugvinion, Pinot Grigio, “said Victor Bostan, the shareholder of the winery.
What’s more, our liquors are more preferred by foreigners than Moldovans.
“Here we sell a little. Equal sales are in the former CIS countries, some 30 percent, 30 percent in Europe, 30 percent in other states. The first place for sales is the local varieties – Feteasca Albă, Feteasca Neagră “, said the expert of the National Office of Vine and Wine, Elizaveta Brehnă.
The experts of the Vine and Wine Office also say that this year they want to promote our beverages in other countries, some quite far removed.
“We already have sales, but we are targeting the markets of South Korea, America and Japan more recently. We have great expectations, “said Elizaveta Brehna, expert at the National Vine and Wine Office.
According to official data, more than 90 percent of the wine produced in Moldova is exported.