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The winery Leuntea-Vin, 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.

The cellar, noted in history, has resisted till our days, and belongs to the family Kyssa, a dynasty of winemakers in the fourth generation, dedicated and passionate about wine and vine growing. Their main task is to preserve the traditions, to keep the quality of the wine production, to convey the spirit of the past, the atmosphere and the history of the place.

Business hours
-18:00
GPS Coordinates
46°39.27’N, 29°34.96’E
Weekend schedule
only with prior booking

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. From that moment the vineyards were planted , the specialists in the field of agriculture and winemaking from France and Germany were hired.

The vine was especially imported from France and, due to the favorable soil and climatic conditions, specific to the Purcari region on the Nistru valleys, a great wine was created as a result. Visitors were especially amazed by the reserve wines.

The residence of Ponset was often visited by count M. Vorontsov, governor general of Novorossiysk and Bessarabia. In the summer of 1824, returning from a trip from Odessa, the Russian writer A.S. Pushkin together with I.P. Liprandi stayed overnight in Ponset’s house (from Liprandi’s memoirs about Pushkin). 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.

Today the wine is created by Mr. 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.

The wine is produced from grapes, grown on 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. The grape grows far away from the highway, which excepts the toxicity of the raw material. The high alcohol concentration of the wines following from the high own sugar of the grapes, then the storage of the wine in the cellars at low temperatures allow to minimize and even exclude the use of sulphites (SO2).

Hotel

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Restaurant

* Cuisine type: National.

* Number of halls: not available

* Total seats: x

* Outdoor seating: yes

* Opening hours: only for organised groups

* Planned special events: National Wine Day (1st weekend of October).

Wine experience

* Guided tours, guided tastings, private parties.

* Tours available in Romanian, Russian, English.

Amenities and other services

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Offer Duration Min pax in group Standard price

Pack #1 - Winery tour and 3 wines

includes a guided winery tour, a tasting of the 3 wines of the company. For wine tasting are offered: crackers and mineral water. ***The indicated price is per person. Min 5-6 people in group

1.5 hours

20

16€

standard price

21€

weekend and evening price
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Offer

Pack #1 - Winery tour and 3 wines

includes a guided winery tour, a tasting of the 3 wines of the company. For wine tasting are offered: crackers and mineral water. ***The indicated price is per person. Min 5-6 people in group

Duration

1.5 hours

Min pax in group

20

Standard price

16€ standard price

21€ weekend and evening price

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