Starting the excursion with visiting Cricova cellars. One of the most popular cellars, which contains the biggest collection of exclusive wines.
The Wine Production Enterprise “CRICOVA” is a pearl of the Moldavian winemaking which represents an unique underground complex well-known all over the world due to its huge labyrinths and in particular, by the excellent wines.
“CRICOVA” is the first enterprise in Moldova which makes sparkling wine as it was prepared by the monk – wine maker Pierre Perignon. The technology “Methode Champenoise” is a complex and thin process, consisting in secondary, in-bottle fermentation and the subsequent maturation of cuvée not less than 1 year.
Cricova Cellars are really remarkable place in the world, where history, archeology and art of winemaking are united into one, thus they gave birth to such miracle as subterranean galleries. Being placed under the whole Cricova town, they represent a real Underground City with avenues, streets, lanes… Only the denominations are unusual: Cabernet, Feteasca, Chardonnay and Sauvignon… The denominations of the streets correspond to the wine which is kept in adjoining niches. The width of galleries vary from 6 to 7, 5 m, and the height is 3- 3, 5 m. The depth, where the cellars are located, depends on the relief and varies from 35 meters at the entrance up to 100 m. The visitors can enjoy the performed renovations in the famous Subterranean Complex, which comprises five big halls, spacious and likable, in which are mixed the elements of classic architecture, with new era details and modern facture and which are decorated with stained-glasses, bas-relieves, very fine decorative elements, works of art and very valuable furniture .Among them are located: “European hall”, “Casa Mare” (guest-room), “Sea Bottom” “Presidential Hall”, “Fireplace Hall”. These are the places where happen different national and international tastings, as well as meetings of the highest level.
Regardless the precedent experience, the Cricova Cellars are a place, which certainly leaves its unrepeatable imprint in the imagination of every visitor.
Duration: 3 hours
Transportation: (Skoda Octavia / 1-2 Pers. /; Volkswagen Caravelle / 3-6 Pers /);
Entrance fee + Wine tasting of 4 samples of wine in Cricova cellars + snacks
tel.: (+373 22) 22 16 44