23: The Kamenka winery

Opposite the Field Marshal’s portrait, you can see pictures of his Kamenka Winery in Transnistria, a breakaway state of Moldova. Count Peter had acquired the 6,000-ha property with endowments, received as part of his merits as a successful general. 

In order to cultivate and manage the land, he invited hundreds of colonists from the Rhine and Moselle to Kamenka and built houses and a church for them. The wine was stored in cellars with a total length of 120 km and soon was ranked among the best in the Russian Empire.