Moldovan wine conquered Sweden, Switzerland and China. Successful story of family from Milestii Mici

They turned their passion in a business. It is about Agrici family from Milestii Mici, Ialoveni district, who bottled their first wine two years ago and conquered Sweden, Romania, Switzerland and China.

Their hard-work provided them success. The US Agency for International Development also helped them.

Efim Agrici produces wine since 2000. In 2016, he took advantage of 580 thousand lei within USAID project that allowed him buy the required equipment to store the wine.

"I take care of the orchard and I produce the wine", mentioned Efim Agrici.

Farmer's wife helps him: "I saw that my husband faces difficulties and I decided to help him."

In a short time, their three daughters also got involved in this business.

"I decided to get involved and help my parents promote their wine", said Felicia Agrici, daughter.

"They have a vast range of wine: black feteasca, merlot, cabernet sauvignon. Also we have rose cabernet-sauvignon and chardonnay", highlighted Tatiana Agrici, daughter.

"We are planning to continue our business. Me and my sisters are promoting the range that we have and also are preparing to launch a new range", said Ala Agrici, trade director.

Now, the winery of Agrici family has 20 employees. Recently, they won a grant worth 300 thousand lei from USAID and decided to develop a touristic complex.

"We offered grants to "Agrici". We are planning to buy modern equipment. Also, we helped them with the marketing part", mentioned Steven Welker, USAID superior director.

Agrici family is among the 167 beneficiaries of USAID Competitive project.

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