Carrying on the Tradition: A New Generation of Winemakers
Welcome to Casa Vinicola Luca, a family-owned winery that has been crafting exquisite wines for four generations! Our passion for winemaking stems from our deep connection to Moldovan terroir and local winemaking traditions.
Our journey began with the first winemakers of the Luca family, who overcame tremendous obstacles to make their dream of a private winery a reality. Despite being deported to a labor camp in Siberia under the Soviet Union regime, the family persevered and preserved their skills and knowledge by working at a state-owned winery for 40 years.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the younger generations took charge and began rebuilding the family estate. In 2011, we proudly presented Carpe Diem Wines for the first time, and we haven’t looked back since!
Today, our winemaker and estate manager, Ion Luca Jr, oversees all cycles of the family’s business. With his expertise and guidance, we have successfully exported our wines to 12 nations on 3 continents. And we are thrilled to hold the title of the most awarded family winery in Moldova!
At Casa Vinicola Luca, we believe that every sip of our wine should be an unforgettable experience. That’s why we are dedicated to using only the finest grapes and traditional winemaking techniques to craft wines that are full of character and flavor.
We invite you to join us on our journey and discover the unique taste of Moldovan wine. Cheers to a world of possibilities with Casa Vinicola Luca!
Our Vineyards: Where Exceptional Wines Begin
Our vineyards span over 10.5 hectares of local and international grape varieties including Feteasca Neagra, Rara Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, Viorica, and others.
At our winery, we pride ourselves on the traditional and meticulous approach to winemaking. That’s why we harvest all of our grapes by hand and transport them from the vineyard to the cellar in small 10kg boxes, ensuring the temperature is strictly supervised throughout the journey.
Our harvest begins in late August and continues until the beginning of November, giving us ample time to select only the finest grapes to create our exquisite wines. We believe that quality wine starts in the vineyard, and that’s why we’re dedicated to growing the most extraordinary grapes in the Codru region of Moldova.
Our commitment to quality extends to every bottle of wine that we produce. From our hand-picked grapes to our traditional winemaking techniques, we pour our hearts and souls into every aspect of the winemaking process.
Cutting-Edge Terroir - Elevating Artisan Methods with Innovation
We believe that modern technology can enhance the winemaking process without sacrificing the traditional methods that make our wines so exceptional. That’s why we use state-of-the-art equipment for grape processing during the vinification process.
To ensure the maximum elegance and aroma in our wines, we ferment them in stainless steel tanks with strict temperature control. This allows us to closely monitor the fermentation process and adjust as needed to create the perfect balance of flavor and aroma.
Our commitment to quality winemaking means that we’re always looking for ways to improve and innovate while staying true to our heritage. Come and taste the difference that our modern approach to winemaking can make in every bottle.
The Art of Oak Aging: Elevating Wine to a New Level of Perfection
At our winery, we take great pride in the meticulous process of aging our red wines. To achieve the perfect balance of flavor and aroma, we age our wines for a long period in French oak barrels sourced from some of the most famous barrel producers.
Each variety of wine requires a different aging period, but as a general rule, our wines are aged for 12 to 24 months in 225-liter barriques. During this time, the wine undergoes a transformative process, where the flavors and aromas develop and intensify, creating a truly exceptional wine.
We carefully monitor the aging process to ensure that each wine reaches its full potential before being bottled and presented to you. The result is a range of red wines that are rich, complex, and full of character, each one a unique expression of our passion for winemaking.
Green Generation Wines: Sustainable Winemaking for Our Children's Tomorrow
We’re committed to making a positive impact on the environment and the community around us. That’s why our main priority is to become the most sustainable winery in Moldova.
We take great care to ensure that all stages of our wine production are as environmentally responsible as possible. From the vineyard to the bottling line, we carefully consider the resources we use and work to minimize waste and reduce our carbon footprint.
Our goal is to be 100% energy independent by 2025, and we’re well on our way. We already generate more than 50% of the energy we use through our solar panels, and we’re continually expanding our capacity to achieve a zero-carbon footprint.
We believe that sustainability and quality go hand in hand, and we’re proud to produce exceptional wines that reflect our commitment to a healthier planet. Come and taste the difference that sustainable winemaking can make, and join us in our mission to create a better future for all.