The name Vartely originates from the name of the town Orhei that in Hungarian means “place of the fortress”, (vár + hely or fortress + place).
Château Vartely actively promotes the culture of high quality wines and educated wine consumption. At our winery not only do we produce wine, we also cultivate love for this noble beverage.
Located just 45 km away from Chisinau, Château Vartely has become a standout winery with a distinct architecture and charm of a picturesque retreat, offering a stunning view from the top of the hill. The court of the winery is arranged as an open air wine museum that combines exhibits from the local winemaking history with the architectural art.
Hidden inside of a limestone hill, the winery cellars benefit the most from the stone’s natural property of maintaining the cool temperature.
Here, visitors can enjoy tours and wine tastings accompanied by the professional guides. In this respect, the tasting rooms of Château Vartely ensure ideal conditions for a true wine tasting experience. The grand tasting room houses a collection of the winery’s own wines. The second tasting room presents a collection of wines from the major wine regions of the world.
After the wine tasting, visitors can enjoy delicious meals of Moldovan traditional cuisine, served at the restaurant of the Château Vartely tourist complex, and, if desired, extend the stay in one of three gorgeous villas.
The restaurant’s two dining rooms, designed also for private events and banquets, can accommodate up to 260 seated guests. Here, visitors can enjoy Château Vartely wines, meals of Moldovan traditional and European cuisine, in a cozy atmosphere, ideal for celebrating holidays, unique family or business events. In addition, the tourist complex promotes ethno-cultural, historical and other wine attractions, and helps with day trips on routes across Moldova. Thus, the Château Vartely tourist complex is an excellent venue for hosting important trips, events and ceremonies, both indoors and outdoors.
Three gorgeous tourist villas that were built following the regional traditions of the Northern, Central and Southern parts of Moldova can accommodate guests in 8 standard rooms, 4 VIP apartments and 2 rooms on the upper floors. All were designed to offer the joy of relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. If desired, the guests can use optional facilities such as sauna, billiards, dice, fireplace, and a safe playground for children.
And if you fell in love with a particular wine, the Château Vartely brand store, located right at the gates of the tourist complex, offers a full range of wines and souvenir accessories. It is a perfect place to do a special shopping.
The Château Vartely Winery and Tourist Complex stay open to visitors all year round and is happy to share the very special moments in its guests’ life.