Republic of Moldova is situated in the South-East of Europe. It is a small, very hospitable country which is famous by its winemaking traditions all over the world. The territory of Moldova is 33 846 km2 , including 1476 km2 of vineyard plantations. The company"Vinuri de Comrat" is situated in the South of Moldova in Comrat, the capital of autonomous territory of Gagauzia.
Gagauzia is located in Bugeac Steppe, the part of the Southern Moldovan hilly plain, which surface is covered with plains and gullies. Relief of Gagauzia consists of grasslands and small uplands.
Gagauzia is harvesting about 10% of moldovan grape, despite the fact that its territory occupies less than 5 % of country's total area.
Comrat is the capital of Gagauzia. A village named Comrat appeared in the end of XVIII century on the river Jalpug during the period of Ottoman Rule. According to one of the legends its name consists of two words of Turkic origin – "comur-at", which means "black horse". Long time ago there took place horse-tradings, where the horse-racings were organized.
There was founded a winery in Comrat, which was based on the Romanian manor, where not only wine was produced but also vodca.
It was partially destroyed during
the peasants' uprisings.
The industrial processing of grape started up and beginning with the 1950-s the wine yard becomes a big winemaking enterprise.
The agro-industry transforms into "Vinuri de Comrat".
"Vinuri de Comrat" is a big developing winery.
History of the Vinuri de Comrat
One day a black horse belonged to local turkish pasha won the racings. In honour of this victory the new village was called "Comur-at". Later the name was transformed to Comrat. This is one of the versions.
In honour of this legend we gave the name "Black Horse " to one of our collections.
In the same time together with the settlement a vineyard was found. There Comrat wines were produced. The first reference to vineyard of Comrat appeared in 1897.
During the World War I the vineyard was complitely detroyed and fell to desolation.In 1960-s the Comrat Agricultural Industrial Complex was built on its place. It included several wineries and vineyards. Comrat winery was the main enterprise there. In 1991 the winery was privatized and there appeared company "Vinuri de Comrat" based on the Agricultural Industrial Complex. Today it includes 3 winemaking farms and more than 400 ga of grapes in a holding with the farms.
В конце 18 века, годы турецкого владычества, на берегу реки Ялпуг проходили престижные торги лошадьми, где также проходили и скачки, в ходе которых достоинства и резвость скакунов соперничали с тщеславием их хозяев. Однажды в состязаниях победил конь местного турецкого богатея. Желая увековечить это событие, владелец назвал близлежащее зарождающееся поселение "Комур-Ат", в переводе - "черная лошадь". Тогда же на благодатных комратских черноземах были заложены первые плантации виноградника.
В разные времена история местного виноделия выглядела по-разному. Так например, в конце 19 века в Комрате появился водочный завод, который в 1917 году, во время крестьянского восстания частично сожгли. Позже на его территории было образовано ремесленное училище. В 1951 году на базе водочного завода и ремесленного училища основан винзавод, со временем превратившийся в крупное промышленное предприятие АО "Вина Комрата".
The winery was complitely restored and there was founded an industrial school based on wine yard.