gave a special attention to this city: Bogdan The III-rd, Petru Rares, Ilias
Voda, Al. Lapusneanu. Ioan Voda The Utter organizes his camp here, in 1574,
in order to prepare the antiotoman campaign. In 1598, during the reign of
Ieremia Movila, The Bishopric of Husi was founded, where great scholars
learned: Dosoftei, Bishops Mitrofan, Varlaam, Veniamin Costache,
Melchisedec Stefanescu. At these great "royal institutions", for centuries,
we can add the first "School of Viticulture - Dimitrie Cantemir", which
became, in time, The Agricultural High-School, it came to existence on the
15th of January 1908, with the help of great dignitaries: Nicolae Lupu, Gh.
Teleman, Mayor Dobrea Dobreanu, supported from the "center" by the great
personalities of agriculture and education, Spiru Haret, G. Ionescu-Sisesti
and I.C. Teodorescu.
The first written documents about the existence of the vineyards on the vine
estates of today appeared before the mention of the name Husi. From a
document of Alexandru The Good, dating 1415, it results a limitation of the
old vine estate. Following the road of history, we come around another
document, dating the 20th of August 1436, finding the same space mentioned
in 1415, which demonstrates that there were vineyards on the planes of
Epureni - Pahnesti - Husi. In 1415 Alexandru Voievod gives Nichita and Dobre
two villages at Draslavita... (Husi of today), mentioning 1436 into another
document "...Iezerul si via..." in the same places. The documents also gave
us information that between 1600 and 1662, large vineyards were planted on
the plates Saca and Ochi, with the royal vineyards at Husi.
Regarding the quality of the wines from Husi, there are even older documents
of some foreign travelers that traveled trough medieval Moldavia, meaningful
being even only the words written by Marco Brandinus, at about 1646: "Husi,
old sitting of the Moldavian wine estates, produces a tasty wine, flavored
and searched for.
From Stafen The Great and Saint until Alexandru Ioan Cuza (originated from Husi), all the great leaders had
their royal residence, Christian place and home of good wines, in the
residence of Husi.
There are places that, seeming to attract the grace of gods, produced,
through the fertility and the hardworkingness of the people, goods with
eternal value, keeping occupations that ennobled this region.
institutions and the personalities of these places made that the richness of
nature and the hardworkingness of the people to be paid off. Theirs shining
giving shines to the emblem of the city. Husi and it's surroundings are the
kind of places were the population and the ones that consecrated themselves
to the fame brought the renown of "country of wine" to this land through the
fruit of the vineyards and the special wine. More than 300 names of great
prestige for our history and culture are sons of these fertile lands. The
great man of state and scholar Dimitrie Cantemir "king among philosophers
and philosopher among kings" (declared so by the Academy of Berlin), was
born in the village Silisteni, near Husi. Mentioning in "descriptio Moldavae"
the wines of Moldavia, he notices that... "the best wine is made at Cotnari,
immediately after that comes the wine of Husi"...
As Nicolae Iorga and many historical evidence demonstrate (including the
house) the lord Alexandru Ioan Cuza was born in Husi "good willing father and
the freer of the peasants" (quote from a letter to the lord, from the
peasants in Falciu county).