Discover the secrets of Moldova's underground caves and visit three wineries on this full-day wine tour.
In the morning, you will visit Milestii Mici winery which is located at a depth of 40-85 meters. Measuring about 200 km, all underground streets make up the largest network of caves ever dug by a human being. The winery holds an impressive collection of more than 2 million bottles. The "Golden Collection" has over 1,5 million bottles and is the pride of the whole country. In August 2005 it was registered in the Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world. You will feel like royalty here whilst admiring the beauty of this place and tasting its unique wines.
Next, you will enjoy an excursion, wine tasting and lunch at Pivnitele din Brane?ti winery located in the forest near Orheiul Vechi in Branesti village. It has 50 km of underground cellars, reaching to depths of 60 meters. There are two tasting halls, one of which is located underground. The halls are decorated with wood and metal that reproduce images related to vine cultivation and winemaking. You will have lunch at the Stone Age Complex of Pivnitele din Branesti winery where, thanks to the absence of internet and mobile communications, you can escape from civilization and city noise.
The last stop of the day will be at Cricova winery, the only wine enterprise that was awarded the highest state prize “The Order of the Republic” and has been declared by law a national cultural heritage. Here you will take a trip on the tourist train, at a depth of 80 meters, and discover the wonders of this place. Cricova underground galleries are formed by over seventy streets covering an area of nearly 120km, each bearing Bacchic names: Sauvignon, Cabernet, Cahors, etc. The jewel of the underground treasure is the National Collection, which includes over 600 types of wine and about 1 million bottles. Here you will admire the oldest bottle of wine, "Jewish Easter Wine", dating from 1902, and discover the tastes of Cricova wines.
- Three wine tastings
- Visit three wineries
- Delicious lunch at Pivnitele din Branesti winery
- English speaking tour guide
If cancelled up to 30 days before arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled between 30-15 days before arrival, 50% will be charged.
If cancelled between 14-1 days before arrival or in case of no-show, 100% will be charged.