The amazing Milestii Mici wine cellar that stretches for 150 miles

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Pictured: The amazing wine cellar that stretches for 150 miles, holds a record-breaking 1.5million bottles and can be explored by CAR

  • Guinness World Records says the Milestii Mici vineyard in Moldova has the world’s biggest wine collection
  • The cellar was formerly a limestone mine and is said to have the perfect conditions to house vintage wine 
  • Moldova once produced nearly half of all of the wine made in the whole of the former Soviet Union 

Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

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.

They’re so expansive that guests can drive around them 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 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 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 them in a car or explore on a bike

The Milestii Mici cellar is so expansive that guests can drive around them in a car or explore on a bike

The Milestii Mici cellar is so expansive that guests can drive around them in a car or explore on a bike

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

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


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

Although ‘just’ 35 miles of the cellars are 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

Workers put labels and authenticity stamps on the bottles of wine at Milestii Mici wineyard

Workers put labels and authenticity stamps on the bottles of wine at Milestii Mici wineyard

Workers seal the bottles of wine with hot wax. The subterranean wine kingdom was formerly a limestone mine that was converted into the huge wine cellar in the 1960s

Workers seal the bottles of wine with hot wax. The subterranean wine kingdom was formerly a limestone mine that was converted into the huge wine cellar in the 1960s

Workers seal the bottles of wine with hot wax. The subterranean wine kingdom was formerly a limestone mine that was converted into the huge wine cellar in the 1960s

  

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