One of the top wine exporters and producers in the world, wine holds a special place in the Republic of Moldova’s culture. This small country with a population of 3 million has had all the positive atributes to made great wine: its climate is like that of Burgundy, its latitudes like those of Bordeaux and wine has been produced here for thousands of years.
This is a tour for the senses, as during the 3-days you will explore some of the largest cellars in the world, taste spectacular wines accompanied by the perfect dishes and see the biggest wine collection in the world. The good news is that you can visit the Republic of Moldova even if you are in Romania. The journey starts in Bucharest, Romania and takes you directly to the Eastern neighboring country for the ultimate wine experience.
In the afternoon you will reach the oldest winery in the Republic of Moldova: Purcari. This small winery produces two of the most iconic wines: Negru de Purcari and Rosu de Purcari, as well as other outstanding red wines. Here you will experience the first wine tasting followed by dinner with fine local dishes carefully selected by the estate’s meticulous owner.
Accommodation is arranged in the exquisite rooms of the chateau located inside the Purcari winery.
The second stop is at the renowned Cricova winery, where we will embark on a tour of the underground wine cellar with tunnels that stretch for a total of almost 120 km. The tunnels are so long and wine, we will drive through them during the tour. Here you may find a collection with over 1 million valuable bottles of vintage wine, the oldest of which having been produced back in 1902.
Not for away from Cricova is the Milestii Mici Winery, the largest underground wine cellar in the country, using over 55 km only for storing wine. Here we will tour the wine cellar by car, since there are roads here, who bear names of wine varieties. We will pass by huge oak casks, some of which the size of a car, and admire the largest wine collection in the world according to the Guiness Book of Records.
Accommodation in Milestii Mici
Milestii Mici Winery
Tour duration: 3 days
Entrance fees to the wineries Purcari, Cricova and Milestii Mici
Accommodation on 2 nights in Purcari and Milestii Mici
Dinner in the Purcari Chateau
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Meals/drinks (other than those specified in the offer)
Prices starting from 500 Euro/person