The first vineyard was planted in 2002 and produced our première vintage in 2004. This Cabernet Sauvignon was proudly released in 2006. Equinox focuses on crafting small quantities of high quality wines, and thus has poured its energy into developing its vineyards. The vines are located near the village of Olăneşti, a place which locals call Luchineasa and a region known for its excellent wines. Taking advantage of Olăneşti’s rich winemaking tradition, Equinox uses the facilities of neighboring wineries. Our vineyards sweep across 4 hectares and are cared for with great attention to detail, allowing for the production of exquisite wines.
Eighty-seven percent of the vineyards are planted with red wine grape varieties. The traditional red varietals of this region are Rara Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. However, the region also offers exceptional conditions for both Shiraz and Carménère, varietals which are new to Moldova. The most common white varietals are Chardonnay, Feteasca Albă and Feteasca Regala.
Equinox presently produces approximately 8000 bottles of fine wines per year. The wines are served primarily in Chisinau’s best restaurants. In addition, we began exporting to Ukraine in 2009, where Equinox wines are distributed in their Hotel, Restaurant and Catering sector.
The quality of a wine originates in the vineyard, with winemaking techniques only meant to maintain this. In order to achieve a wine of remarkable quality, much work and care must be given to the vineyard. Equinox devotes great attention to canopy management, optimizing the yield of each vine and optimizing the vigor of the vines, among other things. We also are experimenting with organic viticultural practices.
Ukraine, China, Japonia, Germania, Austria
Equinox Merlot 2011, Equinox Echinoctius 2012 and Equinox Rara Neagra 2014 - gold medals at the Berliner Wine Trophy 2016. Equinox 5 elemente roşu 2013 - bronze medal in the same event.
Equinox - Merlot 2011 - gold medal at Asia Wine Trophy 2015.