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Cricova

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“CRICOVA” winery is the founder of the production of high-quality elite wines and is rightly considered the pearl of Moldovan winemaking. The creation of this unique “temple of wine” occurred in 1952, when it was discovered the development of a microclimate, ideal for storing dry and sparkling wines.
Cricova has a huge collection of wines – more than 1 million bottles, including French, Italian and Spanish wines, as well as samples from many other countries.
In its tasting room you can enjoy fine collection wines and sparkling wines, the pride of the winery.

The unique underground wine city Cricova is located in tunnels formed in a limestone mine from which Chisinau was built. Almost 120 km of underground tunnels, by which cars can pass, reach a depth of 100 meters from the surface of the earth. It was transformed into an underground wine cellar in the 1950s. Natural limestone helps maintain a constant temperature of 12-14 ° C (54-57 F) and a humidity of 97-98%, creating optimal conditions for the storage of wine. The streets (tunnels) are named after the wines – Cabernet Street, Riesling Street, Champagne Avenue, …

Cricova has a huge collection of wines – more than 1 million bottles, including French, Italian and Spanish wines, as well as samples from many other countries. The collection was based on a private collection of wine by Nazi marshal Hermann Goering, exported from Germany as a military indemnity.
The oldest wine – since 1902, the Jewish Easter wine and the oldest bottle of liquor “Yan Becker Likyur” – the same year.
Also, Cricova has a more limited collection of rare and unique wines transferred to her by famous people.

In the center of the basement are banquet and tasting rooms, thematically decorated (Hunting Lodge, Seabed, European Hall, Casa Mare, Presidential). Here, guests can enjoy fine collection wines and sparkling wines, the pride of the winery. Cricova is the largest producer of sparkling wine in Moldova, created according to the traditional method of champenoise.

The Program:

Monday-Friday: 9.00-21.00 

Saturday-Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00

ATTENTION!

  • After 16.00 and in weekends an addition fee of 5 Euro for one person will be charged.
  • Excursions are possible in Romanian, Russian, English, French, Italian and German languages
  • Prices of  the package mentioned above are the price for one person
  • Tours will begin at the appointed time by booking
  • In case you are late, the tour will be cancelled
  • Children up to 7 years old have free access

 str.Petru Ungureanu 1, or.Cricova, Rep. Moldova

UNDERGROUND CITY
350 MDL

1 hour 10 minutes

Excursion

NATIONAL
490 MDL

1 hour 30 minutes

Excursion

4 types of wine

pie, nuts, crackers

PROFESSIONAL
650 MDL

1 hour 50 minutes

Excursion

7 types of wine

cheese varieties, water

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