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Duration:5 days/ 4 nights

Accommodation: Chisinau 4*-5* star hotels, HB

Type: Group 10/15/19 pax

 

Day 1

Meet and Greet at the Chisinau International Airport.

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner at the Hotel

 

Day 2

Breakfast at the Hotel

09:20                      Departure to Cricova

10:00- 12:00         Excursion, wine tasting and lunch Cricova Winery

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The Integrated Factory “Cricova” is a true pearl of Moldavian wine-making. The excellent Moldavian wines are aged and preserved in the famous Cricova limestone mines (they have almost 60 km in length), under careful custody of wine-makers. Today Cricova is an underground town. You will convince yourself while driving along the streets and boulevards with wine names: Cabernet, Feteasca, Pinot, Aligote… The Integrated Factory Cricova is the only factory in Republic that produces sparkling wine through the classical French fermentation method – aging in bottles for up to 3 years. All Cricova wines can be tasted in luxurious tasting halls, which are a veritable masterpiece of exquisite architecture.

 

12:00                        Departure to Chateau Vartely

13:00-  15:00        Excursion and wine tasting at “Chateau Vartely” – a unique Moldovan project for producing wines according to classic European quality standards. This is the first winery in the country of complete cycle – from growing grapes to bottling – modeled on a French chateau. Chateau is located on lands in the Central part of the country. The vineyards, in the vicinity of the river Nistru (region Jora-de-Sus), provide rich harvests of the finest white grapes, aided by the unique soil composition and comfortable climate conditions. Other part of the vineyards, where are grown red sorts of grapes reaching the production of wine at Chateau, are placed in the South of Moldova (region Bugeac). These lands, which are amazingly similar with the best plots of the province Bordeaux, were chosen by the winegrowers and wine makers, after a careful analysis of soil and climate. Mature and young vineyards occupy about 380 ha, there are planted young vines brought from European winegrowers (Vivai Ransedo, Italia), as well adapted material from Moldovan winegrowers. Chateau’s vineyards lay over on plains, fact that provides an optimal lightening to vines. The vine is cared all year round and berries are handpicked. For the quality of production at all stages – from wine growing to grape harvesting and wine production – are responsible local specialists headed by the Chief Winemaker, Arcadie Fosnea. He took his diploma at the prestigious State Technical University of Winemaking in Weinsberg, Germany.

The talking, eating, laughing, singing, drinking wine tour in Moldova

15:00           Transfer to Chisinau. Time at leisure.

19:00            Dinner at the traditional restaurant with live music- La Taifas

 

Day 3

Breakfast at the Hotel

09:00            Departure to Asconi

10:00-12:00  Asconi Winery. Excursion winetasting and lunch.

Asconi has planted 506 hectares (1250 acres) of vineyards of various varietals. Among them varietals such as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat Ottonel can be found near Geamana village, in the Codru Region. The picturesque vines are situated about 40 km to the south of Chisinau and 10 km from the winery.Recently, they have also added more variety to their types of grapes which include Malbec, Saperavi, Muscat Rose, Glera and others. These grapes will be used to make wines in small batches or for big blends to add complexity. The harvest season usually starts in mind august with white grapes of Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Muscat. Later on we move to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes harvested in two ways: handpicking and machine harvesting. The handpicked grapes are used primarily for top tier dry wines.

The talking, eating, laughing, singing, drinking wine tour in Moldova

12:00            Departure to Chisinau.

Time at leisure

19:00            Visiting an Œnothèque. Tasting best wines of Moldova.

Day 4

Breakfast at the Hotel

09:00 Departure to Purcari Estate

11:30-  14:30    Visit the Famous Purcari Estate- Excursion and wine tasting

The major goal of creating such a company was the revival of the production of unique and famous sorts of wine like: Negru and Rosu de Purcari (Purcari Black and Red wines). The production of the Purcari wine was recreated, the ancient cellars, dating from 1827, were renovated. Nowadays, these cellars are considered to be the oldest and the most well-known cellars in Moldova.

The talking, eating, laughing, singing, drinking wine tour in Moldova

14:30            Departure to EtCetera winery

15:00- 18:00          Lunch and tasting at Et Cetera winery

The vineyards “Et Cetera” were planted in 2003, in village Crocmaz, Stefan Voda region, ideal by its climatic condition for growing best vineyards. The winery was built in 2009 and at the moment it is surrounded by 50 ha of vineyards.Besides classical well known varieties of grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Traminer, and Chardonnay, in 2009 there were also planted Syrah, Negro Amaro, Petit Verdot, Albaroso, Marselan, and Malbec. In 2011 the art of the vineyard was recrafted with Feteasca Neagră, Feteasca Albă, Feteasca Regală, Rara Neagră and Saperavi.

The talking, eating, laughing, singing, drinking wine tour in Moldova

18:00            Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 5

Departure Day.

 

 

Quotation of tour package for groups:

10 pax15 pax19 pax
DBL/Twin AccommodationSGL supplimentDBL/Twin AccommodationSGL supplimentDBL/Twin AccommodationSGL suppliment
Wine Tour Hotel 5*623310582310566310
10 pax15 pax19 pax
DBL/Twin AccommodationSGL supplimentDBL/Twin AccommodationSGL supplimentDBL/Twin AccommodationSGL suppliment
Wine Tour Hotel 4*510160469160453160

The price of tour package is given in EURO and includes:

  • Shared accommodation in DBL/ TWIN room of a chosen category on HB basis
  • Guide services acc. The program
  • Transport services for the entire tour in Moldova
  • Entrance fees to  mentioned sites
  • Meals (2 dinners, lunches)
  • Wine tastings at Cricova, Chateau Vartely, Asconi, Purcari and EtCetera wineries
  • Wine tasting of the best wines of Moldova at an Œnothèque

Details and additional info of the tour on incoming@solei.md or by phone +373 22 890 900