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Discover The Sacred Land of Wine - Armenia
Armenia is the birthplace of wine — the divine drink.
Wine Regions in Armenia Worth Visiting
Ararat, Armavir, Aragatsotn, Tavush, and Vayots Dzor regions offer favorable conditions for growing grapes and making wines. Each area ensures a distinctive taste of wines based on the location of vineyards and various indigenous and local grape varieties.
If you are in the Ararat region, you can notice the vineyards stretching on both sides of the highway. Ararat is the sunniest region in Armenia and ensures favorable conditions for growing Mskhali, Kakhet, Karmrahyut, and Garan Dmak grape varieties. You can also visit several wineries to experience the local wine’s unique flavors and a bouquet of aromas.
Vayots Dzor Region
Vayots Dzor region, the birthplace of the Armenian red grape variety called Sev Areni (Areni Noir) is the gem of local wine-making art. The sign “Vayots Dzor Wine Route'' on the road cannot be unseen since this region is home to a number of prominent wineries. You can have many stops at a vast number of wineries to taste local wine and learn about the wine production in the Vayots Dzor region.
Armavir region ensures the majority of white grape production in Armenia. So, if you are a white wine lover, Armavir is your go-to! Here, locals grow Garan Dmak, Mskhali and Kangun grape varieties which turn into alluring wines for dozens of winemakers and wineries. Haghtanak on the other hand is a red grape variety and wines from Haghtanak have long ageing potential, expressed aromas of dark berries and peppery notes. One sip of these wines is enough to feel the truthfulness of these words.
Tavush region, the greenest area of Armenia, plays a significant role in wine-making. Ijevan wine and brandy factory is the leading producer of local aromatic white wines. Banants and Lalvari grape varieties from the Tavush region are a unique addition to the local wine-making. If you are on a cultural visit to Tavush, do not hesitate to taste some local wine.
Aragatsotn region is home to dozens of modern wineries also hosting guests to tour and taste local wine. You should visit some of the wine producers and factories to impress yourself with the wine production's professionalism and the local wine's enticing taste.
Major wine routes, the best wineries, and high-quality wines are waiting for you!
Many bars and restaurants in Yerevan, cafes on Saryan Street, wineries, and their degustation halls in Areni offer a wide variety of excellent wines for you to make the most out of your visit to the sacred wine land.
Wines to Enjoy
Armenia offers red, rosé, white, and orange wines to impress wine lovers of any kind. Local producers develop different wine varieties depending on the grape variety and other impactful natural factors. Slide left to check the wine varieties Armenia offers.
Made from indigenous and local red grape varieties, red wines form the majority of local wine production. Locals enjoy drinking a glass of dry red wine with meat. You can find large options for red wine at local supermarkets, bars, restaurants, and cafes.
Due to their fresh and flavorful taste, rosé wines are in high demand. Although it is made of red grapes, it takes additional steps to produce tempting rosé wine. If you favor light and bright aromas in wine, tasting local rosé wines would be a great choice!
The best accompaniment to fish and seafood, Armenians largely consume local white wines. Local producers in Armenia use white grape varieties to make white wine. Some bright examples of white dry wines are made from Voskehat, Khatoun Kharji, and Kangun white grape varieties. To sense the diversity of local wines, tasting white wine in Armenia is a must!
Using new technological solutions, orange wine is also produced in Armenia. Local producers make orange wine from local white grape varieties, but to our excitement, it is nothing similar to white wine flavors and aroma. You can check orange wines for brand-new flavors and tastes.
Do Not Miss The Wine Fests!
Take part in the Areni Wine festival on the first weekend of October in Areni village, or join the Yerevan Wine Days at the beginning of June to feel the joyful aura of this divine drink. The celebrations are accompanied by traditional music and songs, gathering locals and country guests .
Upcoming events and festivals
Yerevan Wine Days
2023 marks the 7th edition of the Yerevan Wine Festival! This year, the festival will have a new format through 1 week of events to promote Armenia as one of the oldest winemaking cradles.
Mon, May 29 - Sun, Jun 04
Wine & Gastro Show 2023
During the Yerevan Wine Days Festival in 2023, wine master classes will be held on a specially equipped stage.
Fri, Jun 02 - Sun, Jun 04