Shaped as a bunch of grapes, Moldova is situated in the South-East of Europe, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, in the Black Sea basin, where the vine originates. The country has a fragmented relief, with low hills, sunny plateaus and plains, crossed by a lot of streams which flow into the two big rivers, Prut and Dniester. This 5 day tour will let you see the specific on Moldovan wine culture and visit the most famous wineries of Moldova.
Day 1Meet and Greet at the Chisinau International Airport. Transfer to The Hotel (Hotel Codru 4*) and enjoy dinner at the hotel.Day 2Breakfast at the Hotel and departure time is 8am to visit and wine tasting at Milestii Mici wine cellar. Far from the borders of republic there is a well-known appreciated and preferred production of the Milestii Mici Winery, the oldest place of storage of the “holy drink”. Dinner at a traditional Restaurant with live music. Transfer to the HotelDay 3Breakfast. Excursion: wine tasting and lunch at Cricova WineryThe Integrated Factory Cricova is a true pearl of Moldavian wine-making. The excellent Moldavian wines are aged and preserved in the famous Cricova limestone mines (they have almost 60 km in length), under careful custody of wine-makers. Today Cricova is an underground town. Then, enjoy an excursion and wine tasting at Chateau Vartely. It is a unique Moldavan project for producing wines according to classic European quality standards. This is the first winery in the country of complete cycle – from growing grapes to bottling – modelled on a French chateauTransfer to the Hotel back in Chisinau.Day 4Breakfast at the Hotel followed by a tour to Et Cetera winery with wine tasting and lunch.The vineyards "Et Cetera" were planted in 2003, in village Crocmaz, Stefan Voda region, ideal by its climatic condition for growing best vineyards. The winery was built in 2009 and at the moment it is surrounded by 50 ha of vineyards. Visit the Famous Purcari Estate- Excursion and wine tastingThe major goal of creating such a company was the revival of the production of unique and famous sorts of wine like: Negru and Rosu de Purcari (Purcari Black and Red wines). The production of the Purcari wine was recreated, the ancient cellars, dating from 1827, were renovated. Nowadays, these cellars are considered to be the oldest and the most well known cellars in Moldova.Transfer to the Hotel. Back to Chisinau. Day 5Breakfast at the Hotel then visit Chateau MimiFounded by Constantin Mimi, the last governor of Bessarabia, the “mimí” winery is still located in Bulboaca. Their premium class wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, have won awards at different international contests in Bruxelles, Bucharest and Vienna. These wines stand out due to their rich aroma and flowery taste.Departure to the airport.