Milestii Mici

Moldova is known for its wines and I decided to do a winetour, not that I’m a big wine drinker but I was curious enough to taste Moldovan wine.
One of the wineries you can take a tour to is “Milestii Mici” but it’s not just a winery, they have the largest wine collection in the world and are in the guinness book of records for that matter, something of which at Milestii Mici they are really proud of. 
The winery is completely underground and the wines can be stored in excellent conditions in these limestone galleries where there is a constant temperature and humidity for the wines throughout the year.
The Wine cellars are deep underground, you drive in by car into these dark tunnels with wine barrels to the side.  The car stops at a certain point from where you go further on foot to enter a tunnel stored with thousands of old wine bottles. Then you enter a secret door made of wine barrels to come to the tasting room, nice decorated rooms with tables to receive guests. The wine that I tried was really good, red wine, white wine, wine with caramel taste and some snacks that were put on the table made this a nice experience.
Moldovan musicians played some folk music while the guests were tasting the wines.
Even if you not much of a winedrinker you will enjoy this tour, just going underground to these dark tunnels was a superb experience. I can really recommend going there and have a taste of the real Moldova !

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drive inside the underground tunnels

drive inside the underground tunnels

the wine cellars

the wine cellars

Guinness World Record !

Guinness World Record ! The largest Wine collection in the World

vintage bottles

vintage bottles

nice wall carving decoration

nice wall carving decoration

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tasting room

tasting room

bigger tasting room

bigger tasting room

Winetour without tasting wouldn't be a winetour

Winetour without tasting wouldn’t be a winetour

The GWR book edition 2007 even put the Wine cellars of Milestii Mici on their front cover

The GWR book edition 2007 even put the wine cellars of Milestii Mici on their front cover

our guide serving some more wine for the guests

Our guide serving some more wine for the guests

Moldovan Folk music played for a good atmosphere

Moldovan Folk music played for a good atmosphere

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