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The amazing Milestii Mici wine cellar that stretches for 150 miles

Daily Mail

It’s not so much a wine cellar – as a wine kingdom.

The Milestii Mici winery in Moldova has a staggering 1.5million bottles in its wine collection – a Guinness World Record – and they’re stored in a cellar that stretches for an incredible 150 miles.

It’s so expansive that guests can drive around it in a car or explore on a bike.  

The Milestii Mici winery in Moldova has a staggering 1.5million bottles in its wine collection – a Guinness World Record – and they’re stored in a cellar that stretches for an incredible 150 miles 
The Milestii Mici cellar is so expansive that guests can drive around it in a car or explore on a bike

The size of this cellar just can’t be overstated.

Although ‘just’ 35 miles of the cellar is in use, the owners still felt it necessary to put up ‘street names’ to stop visitors getting lost.

The subterranean wine kingdom was formerly a limestone mine that was converted into the huge wine cellar in the 1960s.

When the mine closed, it became the perfect wine cellar for the neighbouring vineyard as the limestone walls retain humidity and keep the temperature cool, which are the ideal conditions for vintage red wine.

And the Milestii Mici winery produces some spectacular reds, some of which are worth hundreds of euros.

Although ‘just’ 35 miles of the cellar is in use, the owners still felt it necessary to put up ‘street names’ to stop guests getting lost 

Moldova once produced nearly half of the wine made in the whole of the former Soviet Union.

Its moderate Black Sea climate, low hills and fertile ground make it one of the best places in Europe to grow grapes.

And the country is also home to the Cricova winery, which also contains an extensive network of underground tunnels.

Workers put labels and authenticity stamps on the bottles of wine at Milestii Mici wineyard
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1 Response to The amazing Milestii Mici wine cellar that stretches for 150 miles

  1. galen says:

    How wonderful it would be to have a Trencher field-trip to this place.

    I can dream, can’t I?

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