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The underground kingdom "Pivniţele din Brăneşti" (Brănești Cellars) is located in a scenic area in the coast of Orheiul Vechi. It always arouses astonishment of numerous local and foreign visitors. Brăneşti Winery is set in an old limestone mine, over 400 years old, whose galleries stretch over 75 km. The entire construction is at least 60 metres deep, ensuring a constant temperature of 12-14 degrees throughout the year and a humidity level of 90-92%, ideal for ageing wine. 

These natural conditions are complemented by the artisans who turn grapes into delicious wine. The winery has about 800 hectares of its own vineyards in a beautiful forested area on the slopes of Orheiul Vechi, and also close to the villages of Romaneşti and Tudora. "Pivniţele din Brăneşti"  produce white and red wines, sparkling, dry, semi-dry and dessert. Particularly popular are the collecton wines and the wines produced by special technology, such as Madeira, Marsala, pastoral wine, the oldest wines being from the 1986-1989 year of harvest.

The winery is pioneering the first underground hotel in Moldova and is developing a unique “Stone Age” tourist complex. This will offer visitors an opportunity to experience life in a cave, as it would have been in the Stone Age, with small touches of the modern epoch. Here you can enjoy cave life away from the noise of modern civilisation and everyday worries. Underground there is no internet or mobile connection, though you can reach the mobile network at the main entrance to the complex.

A special place is the underground concert hall with special acoustics, where poetry recitals, concerts and other cultural events take place. Also here, is planned to open soon a Wine Spa, where special wine tubs will be placed to pamper tourists.

The displayed prices do not include transport to the winery, which can be arranged upon request for an extra charge.

Business hours
11:00-20:00
GPS Coordinates
47°19.02’N, 28°56.18’E
Weekend schedule
Wed-Sun

In Brăneşti Cellars you will find three tasting rooms with an authentic design, one of which is located in the underground. The decorative elements, worked in wood and metal, reproduce images related to the cultivation of vines and wine production. Recreating yourself in this beautiful place, the pleasure will be much higher when you will enjoy fine wines, paired with the traditional dishes such as pies and grilled mince meat rolls cooked as at Branesti, rabbit stew. Also you will taste water with curative qualities, produced from an underground spring in the cellars of the company. Brăneşti Cellars invites everyone to taste and to live true history of the wine.

Hotel

not available

Restaurant

* Cuisine type: National.

* Number of halls: 3

* Total seats: 70

* Outdoor seating: no

* Opening hours: only for organised groups

* Planned special events: National Wine Day (1st weekend of October).

Wine experience

* Guided tours, guided tastings, private parties.

* Tours available in Romanian, Russian.

Amenities and other services

Indoor

* Billiard

Outdoor

* Football / volleyball court

Offer Duration Min pax in group Standard price

Wine tasting №1

includes a tasting of 2 types of wine, including sparkling wine. At tasting are offered walnuts, biscuits and water. ***The indicated price is per person in a group of 2 pax. Offer available Wed-Sun, 11.00-20.00

1 hours

2

16€

standard price

16€

weekend and evening price
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Wine & Food at Pivnițele din Brănești №2

includes a tasting of 3 types of wine. At tasting are offered cheese, walnuts, biscuits and water. The offer includes also a dinner with 3 local dishes. ***The indicated price is per person in group of 2 pax. Offer available Wed-Sun, 11.00-20.00

3 hours

2

29€

standard price

29€

weekend and evening price
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Winery tour №3

includes a guided winery tour and the tour of the complex "Stone Age" ***The indicated price is per person. Winery tours available Mon-Fri, 10.00-15.00

1 hours

2

16€

standard price

19€

weekend and evening price
Book now
Offer

Wine tasting №1

includes a tasting of 2 types of wine, including sparkling wine. At tasting are offered walnuts, biscuits and water. ***The indicated price is per person in a group of 2 pax. Offer available Wed-Sun, 11.00-20.00

Duration

1 hours

Min pax in group

2

Standard price

16€ standard price

16€ weekend and evening price

Offer

Wine & Food at Pivnițele din Brănești №2

includes a tasting of 3 types of wine. At tasting are offered cheese, walnuts, biscuits and water. The offer includes also a dinner with 3 local dishes. ***The indicated price is per person in group of 2 pax. Offer available Wed-Sun, 11.00-20.00

Duration

3 hours

Min pax in group

2

Standard price

29€ standard price

29€ weekend and evening price

Offer

Winery tour №3

includes a guided winery tour and the tour of the complex "Stone Age" ***The indicated price is per person. Winery tours available Mon-Fri, 10.00-15.00

Duration

1 hours

Min pax in group

2

Standard price

16€ standard price

19€ weekend and evening price

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