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Milestii Mici Wine Cellar

Chisinau, Moldova

Moldova is the least visited country in Europe and who would ever thing, that a tourist attraction, signed in Guinness book of world records, is found here. Not to mention their wine cellar Milestii Mici is one of a kind – driving around with your own car is surely one of a kind experience. If you are a true expert in wine and know about it more than an average person, you have definitely heard for Milestii Mici wine cellar. If you haven’t, you are probably familiar with the fact, that Moldova was the biggest production of wine in a formal Soviet Union. Milestii Mici wine cellar produces one million bottles per year. They export them all around the world. Even if you don’t stock their wine, they can still rent you a place in their wine cellar, where conditions are best to keep wine.

Milestii Mici wine cellar has a unique location. To stock wine, they are using a formal mine, which has so large pits that we can even drive around them in a car. There is more than 200 kilometers of pits in Milestii Mici wine cellar, but so far only 55 kilometers are used.

The lowest point in the wine cellar lies 85 meter bellow the ground and because of that, Milestii Mici wine cellar has perfect characteristic to stock wine. It has a constant temperatures (12-14°C), which is perfect for aging and stocking wine. The mine has been transformed into a wine cellar in 1965. The Milestii Mici wine cellar has even its own source of water, which is used for cleaning the large barrows.

Milestii Mici offers different types of guided tours. You can decide to only see the wine cellar or to join this with a wine tasting at the end. There is differentiation also in wine tasting and all depends on the number of wines you want to try and what kind of snacks you want with it.

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