Milestii Mici Winery. Stretching an impressive 200 km and deepening up to 85 meters, Mileștii Mici is the ultimate playground for wine lovers. These cellars are home to more than two million bottles of wine and have been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest wine collection in the world. Mileștii Mici is like an underground wine city: the winding tunnels have been given street names to help people navigate them and all streets have been named after different wine types. In fact, it is so large, you can travel through it by car or bus, and staff ride bikes through the tunnels to get around.
At the chateau, great wines will naturally meet with great gastronomic experiences. A la carte food accompanied by wonderful Purcari wines will be appreciated by food connoisseurs and discerning travelers. The tour of surrounding vineyards will complete the picture – the fresh air, the sea breeze and the vines grown based upon the strictest canons of French viticulture will reveal you the secrets of Purcari wines. Nearby lakes offer fishing, boating, and other relaxing pursuits that will definitely reinforce your senses.
By the end of the day, you will have a great opportunity to taste their emblematic Negru de Purcari. A well-known blend of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Saperavi and the local variety Rara Neagra, which is produced exclusively in the delimited area of Purcari, in Stefan Voda region. In 1878 it gained its first medal at the International Exhibition of Paris, and later on, during the USSR, this was the only wine of Moldova allowed to bear a label in English, as it was exported to the West. The wine is maturated for at least 18 months in oak barrels and stands out by a refined bouquet with notes of plum, chocolate and figs, which develop in time, opening up fine aromas of crocus.
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All-day private transportation
English speaking professional guide
Entry tickets to all sites included in the itinerary
Professional wine tasting at Chateau Purcari Winery
Snacks during the wine tasting
Lunch at Chateau Purcari restaurant in Purcari (local cuisine)