Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

This time we are going to visit the city of Krikovo, Moldova, and check out its wine cellars.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

For a long time, they have been quarrying structural stone here.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

In 1952, they decided to turn the galleries they had into wine cellars. Pay attention to the ceiling. It has traces left after stone quarry.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

According to its official website, “Wine cellars of Krikovo are the only and the largest natural wine cellars in the world featuring unique natural microclimate”. Year-round temperature is about +11C; relative humidity is 97%.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

This 60-kilometer long underground wine city stores over 100 collections of best wine.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

The wine city, just as all other cities of the world, has its streets, squares, road signs and traffic lights. Each street is named after the wine it stores (Sauvignon, Pino, Chardonnay, etc.).

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

Traffic lights and a trolley for tourists.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

A crosswalk. Some say that they saw a traffic sign ‘Children crossing’.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

Here, they produce and bottle champagne. This sign means that you must not touch bottles with your hands.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

They gradually turn bottles upside down to later remove the sediment.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

One of the sampling halls. It is located 40 m underground! In the background, you can see two wine tasters and a sommelier drinking wine and eating cheese.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

“Collection wine. 500 bottles. Owner Sergey Y. Naryshkin”.

Each person can rent a cell to keep his/her own wine collection.

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

Wine Cellars Of Krikovo

The map of the wine kingdom.

Location: Krikovo

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4 thoughts on “Wine Cellars Of Krikovo”

  1. I remember visiting a friend’s house and looking in the wine cellar and got told they would chop my hands off if i touched the bottles. They were joking but the message got through LOL

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