Moldova is a relatively small state wedged in between the big neighbours of the Ukraine and Romania. In terms of culture and language, Moldova forms an entity with Romania. Moldova's wine-making goes back to the times of the ancient Romans. In the times of the Cezars, Moldova's wine industry flourished greatly. When phylloxera decimated the vineyards of Western Europe, certain French growers set up in Moldova in order to survive the crisis. These brought French varieties of grapevine with them.
Moldova's climate is ideal for growing grapes and making wine from them: it is cold in winter and hot in summer, which is particularly beneficial for white wine. Despite this it is difficult to find any good wines in Moldova.