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Milestii Mici - the largest Underground Wine Cellar in the world
From the very old times the inhabitants of this area used to build their houses from stone quarried out by hand from limestone deposits. Nowadays, the underground galleries reach a length of over 200 km at a depth of 40-85 meters.
A grandiose underground wine town Milestii Mici appeared as a consequence of extracting limestone near the Milestii Mici village ,at only 30 km from Chisinau city.
The quality Wines Complex Milestii Mici is an enterprise specialized in producing, storing and marketing wines. In August 2005 “ The Golden Collection “ Milestii Mici was registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest wine collection in the world, counting over 2 mln.bottles. The collection wines of “ Milestii Mici” trademark are exceptional wines ,the oldest one dating from 1968.
The underground wine town “ Milestii Mici” is one of the most important tourist elements in Moldova and attracts visitors from all over the world. Day by day it become an attractive object for both local and foreign ones.
The tour might be done by car , but it more pleasant to have a walk through dark alleys,named as some types of wines – Cabernet, Aligote, Feteasca. The natural in-stone waterfall and the huge oak barrels reveal a mysterious , fairy-tale atmosphere.
After the visitors get acquainted with the underground beauties including the “Golden Collection” they are invited in the Tasting Halls . In summertime they rejoice the guests with the coolness of the cellars, in winter – with the warmth of the fire flickering in the chimney. The architectural ensemble perfectly combines the three universal components-water,stone ,fire wonderfully harmonizing with the wine and delicious Moldovan cuisine proposed for tasting.
Milestii Mici is a place where you are always welcome !