Milestii Mici Wine cellar is the biggest in Moldova! Nowadays Quality Wines Complex Milestii Mici is a state enterprise specialized in producing, storing and commercializing wines, declared in 2005 by the Moldavian Parliament the National-Cultural Patrimony of the Republic of Moldova.
Millions of years ago, in the actual territory of Moldova there was the Sarmatic Sea, but now there is a sea of wines with variable tones of taste. Their value, as well as the value of the "Moldova de Lux" sparkling wines – may be appreciated in the tasting rooms along with select menus at the customers’ discretion.
Surrounded by a romantic aura, that natural wine depository – the biggest in the world – has appeared in the limestone galleries at the depth of 30-85 meters in the 70’s of the previous century.
The wines that are stored here are the products of the harvest of different years, between 1986 and 1991. Spirit of the past times is felt in this underground wine city growing out of the large tunnels. Natural limestone galleries with total length of 200 km may be passed by transport. And the streets of the underground wine city, placed on a surface of 55 km, are full of oak buts that are standing there as guardians on the watch.
Constant temperature of 12 - 14°C and relative humidity of 85-95% of this “wine kingdom” ideally contributes both to storage of Moldavian strategic reserve and to discovery of natural qualities of elite wines. From all over the country here were brought the wines from the years of the best harvest and were stored for maturation. At the moment IS CVC “Mileştii Mici” has own wine, but also purchases grapes from other companies, depending on their geographic location, to produce a certain kind of wine.
The tour to Milestii Mici underground winery includes, wines tastings, and treats.
Degustation of 5 wines;
Snacks: (chicken roll, pork, beef tongue, cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes), Moldavian chicken soup polenta with
chicken/pork meat and sheep cheese