Growing up on a vineyard, I’ve learned the secrets of winemaking directly from my father and developed a passion for it. I enjoy experimenting with innovative winemaking techniques. It’s a real pleasure to see the results of our intensive work and realize that Moldova can benefit from a reinvigorated wine industry.
Founded in 1997, Lion Gri has built an enviable reputation for quality and innovation. Today, the winery’s assets include 1,000 ha of vineyards, which are situated in the most favorable zones for vine growing and several processing facilities from which Lion Gri produces a large assortment of fine wines: young and vintage wines, classical sparkling wines, dessert wines, and brandy. Lion Gri is launching two new DOC wines: 2006 Talmaza Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2006 Talmaza Valley Merlot. Of special pride for the winery is its underground cellar in Ciorescu village, near Chisinau, which is situated at a depth of 25 meters with an area of 50,000m2. This is where Lion Gri?s high quality wines and classical sparkling wines are produced and aged. The winery also has an impressive tourism facility within the cellar complex.
Lion-Gri International, Inc. was recently awarded the highest, “Grand Prix” award at the Moldova’s National Day of Wine.
The award recognizes the company’s wines for their quality and its important contribution to the promotion of Moldovan wines in the international wine market. This year the Moldova’s National Day of Wine – 2004 festival was held on October 9 – 10, 2004 in the national capital, Chisinau City, and was organized under the patronage of the President of Republic of Moldova. Lion-Gri is the first private company in Moldova to be awarded the prestigious Grand Prix by the President of the Republic of Moldova.
The Moldovan wine agribusiness has attracted interest from Europe as well as from many other countries around the world and has culminated into a national holiday for the workers, the industry and the country as a whole. This year the festival boasted more than 304 participants and over 65,000 attendees from 72 countries, including, representatives from the international media.