At Castel Mimi we are proud of our position as one of the top tourist attractions in Moldova. Listed within the top 15 most beautiful wineries in the world; we present both history and modern architecture to the 30,000 visitors who come each year from over 80 countries around the world. Visitors can delight in a tour of the only chateau in Moldova, find out about our unique role in Moldovan winemaking history, learn about how we keep Moldovan traditions alive in our food and wine and explore our stunning terraces and evergreen gardens. We are a family friendly winery and visitors both young and old will delight in a visit to the famous Castel Mimi.
Our winemaking history starts with Constantin Mimi, the last Governor of Bessarabia and one of the most prolific winemakers and politicians of the 20th century. Find out about our fascinating role in Moldovan history.Read more
Castel Mimi is the only chateau in Moldova and voted one of the most beautiful wineries in the world. It was built in 1893 by Constantin Mimi and has since then seen many evolutions, the most important being in 2015 when the world-famous architect Arnaldo Tranti transformed our chateau into the incredible tourist complex that it is today.
OUR VINEYARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
The exceptional quality of our wines is made possible through our long history of pioneering new technologies, the ideal and unique growing conditions of our vines and the passion and expertise that our winemakers bring to each and every step of the production process.Read more
OUR GARDENS AND TERRACES
Castel Mimi is home to a unique and diverse array of stunning terraces and evergreen gardens. Our outdoor areas include a town square, summer terraces, areas for picnics and cooking master-classes and a courtyard where big cultural events are held, like concerts, performances or open-air dinners.Read more
THE TIME CELLAR
In the cellars of Castel Mimi, a marvel awaits to be discovered, known as the Time Table. It will take you back in time and bring to light the fascinating history of the only chateau in Moldova.
THE OLDEST BOTTLE OF WINE IN MOLDOVA
One of the many treasures in Castel Mimi’s cellars is Moldova’s oldest bottle of wine, a Bremen Ratskeller Apostol from 1727. The secret of its longevity is the honey that the German monks who produced it added as a preservative. This bottle is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Collection of wines.
KEEPING MOLDOVAN TRADITIONS ALIVE WITH OUR FOOD AND WINE
At Castel Mimi you can experience traditional Moldovan food at our restaurant or learn to cook your own traditional pies at our wood burning oven. You can try all indigenous Moldovan varieties on one of our wine tours and learn about the proud traditions we maintain in our winemaking process.
Castel Mimi has welcomed many famous visitors over the years such as Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II in 1914, Carol II, heir to the Romanian throne in 1925, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in 2016. We have also welcomed many politicians, business leaders, celebrities and artists from around the world.
Each year Castel Mimi is host to four enthralling and captivating events. With live music, traditional gastronomic food and light displays; thousands of people; young and old can enjoy the delights of the annual celebrations held at Castel Mimi.Read more
Coming soon is the Mimi Museum; a treasure of historical artefacts from Castel Mimi’s fascinating history, located within our beautiful chateau.
THINGS TO DO IN MOLDOVA
If you’re looking to combine your visit to Castel Mimi with other activities in the area or across Moldova check out our guide to Things to do in Moldova.Read more