Mileştii Mici

Милештий Мичь - Milestii Mici - Mileshtii Mici


Useful Information

Location: Mileştii Mici, 18km south of Chişinău (47.0261, 28.8456)
Open: All year Mon-Fri 9-17, Sat, Sun 10-17.
[2020]
Fee: Adults MDL 200, Children (0-12) free.
After 17 and on weekends: Adults MDL 300.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaCellar SubterraneaRock Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=200km, T=12-14°C.
Guided tours: D=40min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Bibliography:  
Address: com. Mileștii Mici, Ialoveni, Republica Moldova, MD-6819, Tel: +373-69-500-262. E-mail:
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History

1969 State Enterprise Quality Wines Industrial Complex "Milestii Mici" founded.
2005 listed by Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world.

Description

The village Mileştii Mici (Milestii Mici) is famous for its vast cellars. The Milestii Mici cellar complex is about 200km long and said to be the largest in the world. It was created over centuries by the locals who extracted the limestone from below their village. Today it is at least partly used as wine cellars, about 50km are said to be in use. The most famous cellar is the Stat Combinatul de Vinuri de Calitate "Milestii Mici" (State Enterprise Quality Wines Industrial Complex "Milestii Mici") which was founded in 1969. It stores and matures high-quality wines, which resulted in a wine collection called Golden Collection with some 1.5 million bottles.