The history of Moldovan wine begins three thousand years BC.
There is evidence that grape grown here as early as the seventh millennium BC. Wine was a means of payment and a trophy in battles, becoming a national product of Moldova.
The territory of Moldova is famous for a large number of monasteries.
The most mysterious of them are the ancient cave monasteries and monks’ cells in the rocks.
The history of these places is surrounded by many legends and stories.
Here Stefan cel Mare got married with his third wife, Orpheus descended into the kingdom of shadows and the first cult objects built.
Winemaking was one of the most ancient occupations of the monks.
The monks of the rock monasteries had their own technology of making and storing wine.
One story is mentioned in ancient scriptures…
When the monks capped bottles, they had to be signed: indicate what kind of wine it was, which monk was it and when.
In those days, paper was a very expensive pleasure and rarely when it was in abundance!
So, one of the oldest monks cut off his rags in small shreds and tied them around the neck of a bottle with the inscription what kind of grape it was and what year.
His brethren were perplexed: “Why are you doing this? After all, so soon you will remain naked! ”
To which the old monk replied: “I AM TOO OLD TO BE AFRAID OF WATCHING. I AM MORE AFRAID THAT THOSE WHO GET HAPPINESS TO DRINK THIS DIVINE DRINK IN, WHICH I INSERTED, MY SOUL WILL NEVER KNOW MY NAME. ”
This is how the “Soul of a Monk” continues its journey…
The Dusha Monakha lives in wine