A Perfect Example of Marriage Between Traditions & Modernity
Basavin Winery is nestled in an ancient wine region of Basarabeasca, in the early years known as the Romanovca region, named in honour of the Royal Romanov family. The estate-owned vineyards are stretched across the Stefan Voda region in the southeast of Moldova. Some other parcels are located in Iserlia, Abaclie, Bașcalia, Cioс-Maidan, and Romanovka hamlets.
Basavin Winery Winemaking History Dates Back to the Early 1900s
An ancient winery was established with two antique presses in 1913. Years after, in the late 30s, the first-ever wine cellar was built within the main building for aging and refining noble wines. At that time, the cellar’s capacity was just 40 oak barrels – the production was limited. Later in 1969, the Dragnev family acquired the estate and renovated it with innovative technologies, preserving the old traditions. Today, Valeriu Dragnev owns the winery and follows his ancestor’s footsteps to produce the highest quality wines in the Republic of Moldova. He has also installed electric crushers and expanded the cellar area.
Vineyards Receive 2000 Hours of Sunshine Annually
Valeriu Dragnev owns 250 hectares of vineyards organically cultivated with various red and white varieties. It comprises rich-quality Sauvignon, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Feteasca Albă, and Pinot Noir, combined with high-end Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Feteasca Neagră, and Albernet. The wines are produced from manually harvested and selected bunches. The vineyards receive optimum sunlight and rainfall throughout the year, enhanced by the nuances of microclimate and fertile terroirs. Baavin’s range of wines includes luscious red, white, and rose wines, along with dessert and fortified wines.