A special commission to assess and re-demarcate the cultural and national heritage sites of the Cricova winery has been created.
The commission is headed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Vasile Luca. Its members are to re-demarcate the galleries, underground vaults, including tasting rooms, and adjoining areas of the Cricova quarry and take stock of the ground constructions and vintage wine. The Agriculture Ministry shall then exclude the movable and immovable property considered as the national heritage from the charter capital of the Cricova winery, transfer it under public use and re-register it in the cadastre as the law in force requires.
According to the Agriculture Ministry, the Cricova winery complex was recognized as a site of Moldova’s national heritage in 2003. In 2014, a commission was created to demarcate the boundaries of the heritage sites within the Cricova winery. Since then, the infrastructure of the winery has been improved to develop wine tourism. In these circumstances, the Ministry of Agriculture considers it advisable that more objects of Cricova be included in the list of the national heritage of Moldova in order to encourage development of the Cricova complex, attract more foreign tourists, boost the local and national budgets and, finally, improve Moldova’s image as a wine country. (InfoMarket/Business World Magazine)