“Cricova,” deservedly called the “pearl of Moldovan winemaking,” is a unique underground complex known worldwide for its vast labyrinths and excellent wines.

The history of the “Cricova” wine production plant begins in 1952. At that time, the Republic of Moldova faced a shortage of facilities for storing and aging wines. After a long search, two prominent figures in Moldovan winemaking, Petru Ungureanu and Nikolai Sobolev, proposed using the underground tunnels formed by stone quarrying as a wine storage facility. It soon became clear that the wines produced at “Cricova” and aged in the quiet of the underground had exceptional qualities.

“Cricova” is the first enterprise in Moldova to produce sparkling wines using the method of the famous monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, the “Méthode Traditionelle,” i.e., secondary fermentation in the bottle and subsequent aging of the cuvée. The company’s product range is characterized by high quality and variety. Today, we can confidently say that one of the most remarkable products offered by the “Cricova” wine production plant is the classic sparkling wine—a noble and extravagant drink.

“Cricova” also produces sparkling wines through secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, resulting in sparkling wine with a fruity aroma and freshness. This method preserves all the qualities of secondary fermentation wine.

The “Cricova” wine production plant has earned its reputation for continuous innovation. Currently, the company employs the most advanced winemaking technologies in the world, masters the art of producing various types of wines, and meets the most refined tastes and market demands. “Cricova” is the most valuable brand in Moldova, known far beyond its borders. It is the first and only enterprise awarded the highest state distinction, the Order of the Republic. By the law of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the “Cricova” wine production plant is declared a National Cultural Heritage of the country.