Moldova is a country that takes wine seriously. The country’s National Wine Day is an official holiday that lasts an entire weekend, and is an occasion where locals and tourists alike can discover Moldova’s 1,000-year wine-making traditions.
The national brand “Wine of Moldova” unites all local wine producers and serves as a quality mark for products exported to other countries. Moldova boasts the largest density of vineyards in the world and has a climate similar to Burgundy. This means the country is capable producing exquisite wines for even the most demanding consumer.
Perhaps the country’s most famous winery. Cricova features 120 km of tunnels, with the deepest point going 100 meters underground. Enjoy a ride through the “underground city” featuring “streets” large enough to accommodate large vehicles.
With more than 200 km of tunnels and a depth of 85 meters underground, Melestii Mici is the largest underground wine gallery in Moldova. Buy vintage wine, take pictures and tell your friends about seeing the world’s largest collection of wines.
This modern winery uses cutting-edge technology, while staying true to Moldova’s wine-making traditions. Take a tour, enjoy a wine and tasting and then order the famous plăcinte and other traditional dishes in the rustic restaurant.
This winery offers tastings from own label wines, as well as a selection of wines from around the world, paired with a selection of national and French dishes. Spent the night in one of the guesthouses that overlook the town of Orhei.
Situated in Orheiul Vechi’s nearby forest, Branesti Cellars features 50 km of cellars, which reach depths of 60 meters beneath the surface. Visitors at Branesti can find two huge tasting halls, one of which is located underground. Try the unique experience of enjoying a meal in the one of a kind “Stone Age” underground restaurant.
The castle is a bit of a trend setter. It became Moldova’s first Chateau when it was built in 1901, and produced one of the region’s first international award-winning wines. Have a glass of wine and enjoy the view of the castle, which features on the list of the world’s most beautiful wineries.