Take a drive through the largest wine cellar in the world.
Buried 270 feet below the ground in Moldova, there is a 34-mile labyrinth of tunnels. Based on those numbers alone, Milestii Mici doesn’t seem like the most welcoming of places. However it’s what lines the halls of the tunnels that make the place a veritable destination.
In 2005, the Guinness Book of World Records awarded Milestii Mici the title of Largest Wine Cellar in the world, by number of bottles. Its shelves are estimated to store over 1.5 million bottles of “holy drink” (their words).
The “underground wine city” was founded in 1968 and carved out of limestone. Although the winery does produce its own wines (harvested between 1986 and 1991), it imports and stores fine and vintage wines from around the world. The oldest of the collection date back to the 1960s.