SE QWC “Milestii Mici” was founded in 1969 and it specializes in making collection wines, high quality wines, table wines and sparkling wines. The State Enterprise Quality Wines Industrial Complex “Milestii Mici” is situated near the Milestii Mici village, a half-hour ride from Chisinau. The climate of the zone is moderately continental. Winters are short and soft, summers – warm and long. The Isnovet River washes the hills and the slopes of Milestii Mici village. The warm days and the sufficient humidity are the positive factors that facilitate the cultivation of the European types of grapes and the outstanding ripening of grapes.
The old people say that the better the wine is, the better the opinion about the householder who prepared it is. The Small Milestii name is a symbol of respect for national traditions, historical roots, symbol classification undertaking socio-cultural and historical context of the country.
The State Enterprise Quality Wines Industrial Complex “Milestii Mici” is harmoniously connected with three fundamental components: outstanding winemaking materials for the production of high-quality wines, excellent oak barrels for their endurance and ideal conditions for giving the wines noble and precious qualities. Today the “underground kingdom” evokes the same emotions as formerly. The lucky people who have reached this place have the possibility to travel on the shady boulevards and streets with long rows of barrels full of wine. They may visit the Golden Collection discovering the beauty of snow-covered baths where the precious bottles are laid carefully. The “Golden Collection” Milestii Mici is the pride not only of our enterprise, but also the pride of the whole country, of the whole Europe. In August 2005, it was registered in the Guiness Records for being the biggest Wine Collection in the world. It contains over two million bottles of wine highly appreciated by the winemakers from all over the world. The wines stored here are made from crops of various years, beginning with 1969: “Pinot”, “Traminer”, “Muscat”, “Riesling”, “Feteasca”, “Dnestrovscoie”, “Milestscoie”, “Codru”, “Negru de Purcari”, “Trandafirul Moldovei”, “Auriu”, “Cahor-Ciumai”, and others. You can feel the sunshine and the power of the earth in every drop of it.
- Silver Medal – International Contest “Odessky Zaliv”, Odessa 2005
MERLOT – red dry ordinary wine, produced from Merlot grapes. The wine has a dark-red color with a ruby nuance. The bouquet is bright, with the flavor of cherries and overripe blackberries. The balanced taste has light astringency and matured tannins. It should be given with solid cheeses and lamb dishes.
- Golden Medal – International Contest “Odessky Zaliv”, Odessa 2004
PINOT 1991 – white dry high-quality wine, produced from Pinot grapes. The wine has pale-yellow color and rich flavor, a quality bouquet with flower nuances, enriched by the tender maturation nuances. This wine charms by its delicate fruit taste, by freshness and refinement. Pinot will become an excellent partner for roast fish, cool salads or vegetables dishes.
TRAMINER 1988 – white dry high-quality wine, produced from Traminer grapes. The wine has a special crystal transparency and elegant dark-straw color. The unique taste makes this wine the king of the white wines. Light honey notes successfully reveal the refined flavor of rose and hard nuts. The wine is wonderfully combined with shrimps and vegetable dishes.
CABERNET 2003 – red dry high-quality wine, produced from Cabernet grapes. The wine has a royal dark-pomegranate color that overflows into a velvet taste. The flavor is revealed by the saffron nuances and soft spices. It specially harmonizes with game and fried spicy meat dishes.
“The Best Product 2005” within the XIIth exhibition “PRODEXPO –2005”
“Yalta, Golden Griffin – 2005”
Grand Prix – International Contest of Wine and Alcoholic Drinks within the ExpoVin Moldova, 2003
NEGRU DE MILESTII MICI 1988 – red dry collection wine, produced from Cabernet-Sauvignon, Rara Neagra and Saperavi wines. The wine has thick dark- ruby color, luxurious, velvet taste, complex bouquet with black currant and morocco flavor. This wine is highly appreciated both in Moldova and abroad. Its complete taste wonderfully combines it with game, mutton, pork and other meat dishes.
Golden Medal – ExpoVin Moldova 2003
ROSU DE PURCARI 1987 – red dry collection wine, produced from Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec wines. The wine has dark-ruby color with garnet nuances. Its exotic bouquet with tones of black currants, almonds and violet, distinguishes the wine. Delicate, astringent taste is wonderfully combined with stewed veal, vegetables and with grilled mutton.
PURPURIU DE PURCARI 1987 – red dry collection wine, produced from Merlot and Malbec wines. The wine has a reddish-purple color. Fruit aroma with delicate nuances of blackberries is completed by the bottle maturation tones. The intense and thick taste reveals the refinement of this wine, which is wonderfully combined with fried pork and meat loaves.
The last awards:
|“Rose” PGI 2018||Silver medal||Eurasia Wine&Spirits Competition||2019|
|“Merlot” 2017||Silver medal||Eurasia Wine&Spirits Competition||2019|
|“Mileștii Mici” brut alb||Silver medal||Effervescents du Monde||2018|
|“Negre de Mileștii Mici” 2011||Silver medal||Decanter Asia Wine Awards||2019|
|“Codru”||Silver medal||Decanter Asia Wine Awards||2019|
|“Negre de Mileștii Mici” 2011||Gold medal||Concours Mondial Bruxelles||2019|
|“Negre de Mileștii Mici” 2011||Gold medal||Asia Wine Trophy||2019|
|“Merlot” PGI 2017||Silver medal||Asia Wine Trophy||2019|
|“Cabernet Sauvignon” PGI 2016||Silver medal||London Wine Competition||2018|
|“Merlot” PGI 2016||Silver medal||London Wine Competition||2018|
|“Rose Mileștii Mici” PGI 2016||Bronze medal||London Wine Competition||2018|
|“Riesling de Rhin” PGI 2016||Bronze medal||London Wine Competition||2018|
|“Ilustrious” PGI 2016||Bronze medal||London Wine Competition||2018|
|“Negre de Mileștii Mici” 2011||Gold medal||Galicja Vitis Competition||2020|
|“Riesling de Rhin” PGI 2019||Gold medal||Galicja Vitis Competition||2020|
|“Merlot” PGI 2018||Silver medal||Asia Wine Trophy||2020|
|“Merlot” PGI 2018||Silver medal||Berliner Wein Trophy||2020|
|“Negre de Mileștii Mici” 2011||Gold medal||Eurasia Wine&Spirits Competition||2020|
|“Feteasca Neagra”||Gold medal||Selections Mondiales des vins canada||2021|