Day 2: First Spring Picnic “Mai Vin” at Asconi winery
Chisinau – Tighina – Tiraspol – Puhoi – Chisinau
In the morning, you will discover Tighina Fortress
located in Tighina town and built in the 15th century. Occupied by the Ottomans in 1538 (in a campaign lead by the sultan Suleiman the Magnificent), the fort was strengthened in 1541 and became the center of an Ottoman "raya" (in which were included the surrounding Moldavian villages). Tighina Fortress is an architectural ensemble of irregular quadrilateral plan, surrounded by wide walls, 2-3 meters thick, made of limestone and brick.
, you will set off on a time travel. During the city tour, you will discover Vladimir Lenin’s monument and the tank left from the Second World War. The city seems to be a vestige of the Soviet past. Nevertheless, you will be amazed by the contrasts, one of which is the football complex „Sheriff” - a pearl of contemporary architecture. You will attend the national holiday "Labor Day", which is celebrated with music, national exhibitions, etc.
In the afternoon, you will have lunch at a restaurant in Tiraspol where you will taste local traditional dishes.
After lunch, you will travel to Asconi family winery
in rustic style located in Puhoi village, where you will participate in the first spring picnic “Mai Vin”
. The winery achieved a lot due to modern wine making technologies. Nowadays at Asconi estate European varieties are grown, but special attention is paid to indigenous varieties such as Rara Neagra, Feteasca, etc. At “Mai Vin” you will enjoy the atmosphere of celebration, authentic gastronomy and tasty wines. Everyone will have the opportunity to taste red, white, dry and sweet wines, even ice wine guided by a sommelier that will treat the story of each wine in a skillful way.
In the evening, you will be transferred from Puhoi to Chisinau.
"Labor Day" in Tiraspol
First Spring Picnic "Mai Vin" at Asconi winery