The grapes from Petru Mihov's vineyards reach the European market

April 8, 2024

For more than 20 years, the entrepreneur Petru Mihov has been growing vines and is the founder of the business "Terra Vitis" LTD from Burlacu village, Cahul district.

The business he manages has almost two thousand hectares and over 130 varieties of local grapes, as well as from other parts of the world such as the USA, Ukraine, Turkey, Italy.

"Our company is multi-branch. We also have big culture, that is phytotechnics, but we also have perennial plantations, orchards, cherries, apples and pears. We also have a large viticulture sector, which is composed of 40 hectares of table grapes and approximately 70 hectares of technical grapes for wine," mentions Petru Mihov.

To make his vineyard more resistant to external factors, Petru Mihov installed a water pumping station and an irrigation system worth 29,500 euros.

“We purchased a diesel pump to pump water from the storage pond into the irrigation system and a fertigation point, which consists of filters and fertigation nodes, which we use to introduce fertilizers. Due to the fact that we introduced the given investment, our productivity has increased twice,” notes Petru Mihov.

The assistance came from "EU4Moldova: Focal Regions" programme financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF.

At the moment, Petru Mihov's company has 156 employees, apart from seasonal workers, whom they invite during the grape harvest. The company also exports table grapes to Romania, France and other European countries.