Day 2: Discovery of Milestii Mici – the largest wine cellar in the world (200 km)
Chisinau – Hincesti – Milestii Mici – Chisinau
In the morning, you will travel to Hincesti where you will visit the Manuc Bei Manor
that now houses the Museum of History and Local History. The actual house is a real castle in the French style, with a winter garden, guard towers and a park - built in the second half of 19th century based on the project of Alexander Bernardazzi, and for decades was the estate of family Mirzoyan, descendants of Manuc Bei. In the 70-ies of the 20th century, Manor House Museum was opened, including a collection that now includes more than 20,000 artifacts. The most valuable is the collection of the Moldovan national costumes and textiles.
Next, you will take a ride to Milestii Mici winery
located at a depth of 40-85 m in Milestii Mici village. Measuring about 200 km, all underground streets make up the largest network of caves ever dug by a human being, which appeared after the extraction of limestone deposits. The winery holds an impressive collection of more than 2 million bottles. The "Golden Collection" of Milestii Mici winery, which has over 1,5 million bottles, is the pride of the whole country, as in August, 2005, it was registered in the Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world. You will feel like a king/ queen here, admiring the beauty of this place, tasting wines in which you will feel the fire of sun and vigor of earth and enjoying national cuisine dishes.
After visiting Milestii Mici winery, you will be transferred to Chisinau where you will enjoy a walking tour of Chisinau city
which is the main administrative, scientific and cultural centre of Moldova. During the tour, you will discover pieces of history and culture of the city such as the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Arch of Triumph, the Monument of Stephen the Great, etc.
Manuc Bei Manor
Milestii Mici winery