Moldova – Taste of Best Wines
The culture of vines in the Moldova region has its origins in prehistory. Prints of Vitus Teutonica leaves, found near Naslavcea on the Nistru riverbank are millions of years old. The ancient Dacians, a branch of the Thracians, discovered how to make wine out of grapes long before most other people. In the first millennium BC Greek colonies situated on the Danube, Nistru and Prut rivers exported large quantities of wine to the cities of Greece. The Romans, after they conquered Dacia, transformed the region into a land of vineyards and cornfields. In the 14th century, when the feudal state of Moldova was constituted, vine cultivation really blossomed. In the 19th century Basarabia, (the name of the part of Moldova situated between the Prut and Nistru rivers) became one of the biggest wine exporters in the region.
The golden rule is to be found in Proverbs: “Taste but don’t drink! Taste as much as it pleases you! You must control the wine and the wine must not control you! Always maintain your human dignity!”
|Day 1||Wine Tour “MILESTII MICI WINE CAVES”: Visiting wine cellars in Milestii Misti with degustation and delicious dinner. Night in Chisinau.|
|Day 2||Wine Tour “CRICOVA WINE UNDERGROUND CITY”: Visiting Wine cellars in Cricova with degustation and delicious dinner. Night in Chisinau.|
|Day 3||Wine Tour “BRANESTI CELLARS”: Visiting Wine cellars in Branesti with degustation and delicious dinner. Night in Chisinau.|
|Day 4||Wine Tour “CHATEAU VARTELY”: Visiting Wine cellars in Chateau Vartely with degustation and delicious dinner. Night in Chisinaudepending on the month visiting ethno-festival “Gustar”. Nightin Chisinau.|
Having its particular glamour, this natural wine deposit – the largest in the world – appeared in the lime galleries at a depth of 40-85 meters in the seventies of the last century.
Welcome to the wine depositary – once you see this marvel – to return here over and over again in search of the wine of your dreams!
The total length of its galleries lasts up to 58 km.
There are 2 perfectly designed wine tasting halls in the cellars in Branesti, one of which is located just underground.