Legends are made by great people that accomplish big things, being driven by their passion and dreams, without being afraid to put in hard work and dedication! One of these people is Constantin Mimi, a pioneer, an emblematic wine maker and an important public figure of XX-th century. He dedicated his life to wine. By applying the knowledge he acquired in Western Europe, Constantin Mimi managed to build the first chateau in Moldova. This led him to produce great wines and raise the standards by implementing new technologies. Thanks to his actions the country’s wine making industry was saved a couple of times, so Moldova can be today one of the leading wine producers in the world.
Constantin Mimi was born, on February 2nd, in the family of Greek refugees Alexandru Mimi and Aglaida Vacamei.
Constantin Mimi inherited the lands of his father and started planting the first vine stocks on his estates.
Constantin Mimi got married to Gulzade Titreant and with this occasion founded his Winery Castle in Bulboaca village.
Constantin Mimi had graduated from the High School of Agronomy in Montpellier, France, where he studied for two years the science of European wine making.
Constantin Mimi finished the building of his legendary winery, surrounded by enormous fields with vineyards. Soon enough, the quality of Mimi’s wines was recognized at an international level, being sold all over Russian Empire.
Constantin Mimi welcomes at the castle Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia. This meeting gave the monarch a better understanding about the quality of Moldavian wines. Later Mimi started supplying his wines to the Russian army during the First World War.
Constantin Mimi becomes the Governor of Bessarabia, the last one in the Russian Empire Era.
Carol II, the crown prince and future king of Romania, visited Mimi’s wine estate. After the visit, Constantin Mimi becomes the director of the Romanian National Bank.
Castel Mimi becomes state property and later is turn into an industrial Wine Factory, one of the biggest in URSS.
Through decades the wine production kept on growing. More than ten leaders preserved the winery in a continuous process of development.
The winery’s production area was upgraded with last generation equipment, unique in Republic of Moldova.
One of the greatest restoration projects in Moldovan history has begun, at the end of which Castle Mimi reacquired its original beauty and charm.
In one of the cellars of Castle a marvel awaits to be discovered, known as the Time Table. It will take you back in time and will shade some light on the events the only chateau of Moldova witnessed throughout the history.