Milestii Mici, the largest underground wine cellar in the world, located in the commune of Milestii Mici just 18km from Chisinau, the country’s capital.
Stretching for 250 km, of which only 120 km are currently in use, the Milestii Mici cellar complex is also the largest in the world. In 2007 Milestii Mici wine cellars were noted in Guinness World Records 2007 Yearbook for having the largest (2 million) wine collections in the world.
The Milestii Mici Golden Collection of wines, with wines dating back to 1969, is the pride of the cellar. The most valuable items of this collection were produced in 1973-74; they are now exported exclusively to Japan. The wines stored here are made from grapes harvested in various years, beginning with 1969. The wines were produced in keeping with old Moldovan traditions. Today, the winery produces wines following new, modern standards.