The museum of the winery does not represent only a historic course of the wine evolution, winery, but also a process, an educational aesthetic moment. The exposed material in the museum presents a component of the national patrimony.
The museum of Cricova winery is formed from four chronological stages.
The grapevine is one from the old soil plants / at 10mln.years/. The first archeological artifact that attests the age of the grapevine on the territory of Bessarabia was discovered during the 50 years of the XX century in the Naslavcea locality, Drochia region, a mark of the grapevine leaf on a stone that dates from the 3rd century before Christ.
A big influence in the development of the Bessarabian wine had the ancient Greece, Roman period that reflect in the relief from the museum. Also it should be mentioned the period of Dionis- the God of wine, accompanied by a copy of the mark of the first leaf of grape vine on our territory or Bahus as he was named by Romans, Trajan period. About these periods speak the objects that are exposed in the museum/ amphorae, cups, plates, pitchers, winepresses and others./ Also at the exposition it is represented another chronological stage, a cellar fragment accompanied by old, original local authentic objects/ barrels, tench, vat, sweeping, winepresses. Also the cellar is accompanied by a mannequin of a winegrower and by ,,white stork ”- stork. According to the legend of ,, white stork” it is said that it saved many people by appeasing them with the juice of grapes that it has brought and threw in the fortress where the soldiers were starving and thirsty, not having other source of existence. The white stork is the same an element of the Cricova winery emblem.
About the development of the wine grape from Bessarabia speak the same and ,,Gramota lui Ștefan cel Mare”, 1495, ,,Hrisovul Domnului Moldovei Grigore Calimațchi”, 1763, ,,Hrisoful Domnitorului Grigore Alexandru Ghica”, 1775.
On the map of Moldova from 1807 we find the first wine centers as Cotnari, Odobești. About the development of the wine grape in these periods speak many tools for planting, care of the grapes, making barrels, certificates and other objects that are exposed.
According to the old wine traditions, production, wine conservation it was created the ,, Cricova winery” in 1952, in the spaces of ex stone extraction mine. The period from the creation till now is reflected in the sector 4 of the museum in the documents, orders and photos. Simultaneously this information is centered by a monumental paint composition on the ceiling, emitting a break of ceiling to the exterior and to light and sun heat by four columns decorated with wine grape, ear of wheat as biblical symbols that tend in the universe perspective, indicating and those four parts of the world that are connected between them by architectural elements.