The Republic of Moldova marks national Day of wine 7th year. 54 enterprises on the area of Great national meeting showed the best drinks. On a holiday there were country leaders - the President of Republic Vladimir Voronin, the Chairman of Parliament of Moldova Мариан the Magnifier, Prime minister Zynaida Grechanaja, members of the Government, heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Chisinau, art workers and arts, official delegations from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Romania, Israel etc.
In a salutatory word has sounded, that till 2020 new plantations of vineyards should reach 100 thousand in hectares., alcoholic production is exported almost to 60 countries, from the beginning of this year export of Moldavian wines left on level of 130 million US dollars, that on 80 % more than for the same period of last year. It is expected, that the number of tourists on a holiday will exceed 40 thousand persons.
National day of wine is spent under home nursing of president Vladimir Voronina. The holiday purpose - advancement of image of the country, domestic vine production and tourism development in Moldova.
The award, figurine of "the Gold stork", were handed over to the winner by President Vladimir Voronin. The winner 2008 has received Open Company "Vinаriа Purcari" - director Victor Bostan. For this award 14 enterprises struggled. Victor Bostan has told, that the award becomes a step for achievement of new successes. Manufacture legendary пуркарских wines - to the Negro and Рошу де Пуркарь will start to be issued this year. In 2007 the profit "Vinагiа Purcari" has reached 7,42 million леев (about 52 thousand euro), in the first half of the year of this year - 1,95 million леев.
Last years owners of Grand prix were: Combine on manufacture of wines "Cricova", joint-stock company "Barza Alba", Open Company "Lion-Gri" joint venture, "Dionysos Mereni", AO "Vitis Hincesti" and Combine of vintage wines "Milestii Mici".