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About Wines of Armenia

Emerging from the depth of millennia, Armenian winemaking tradition has a long and rich history dating back to BC 6100. The sound scientific data in the Areni-1 cave complex, wine presses, jars and karases (Armenian clay vessels), charred remnants of grape seeds, cuneiform inscriptions of the Araratian Kingdom era and testimonies of neighbors prove that Armenia is the cradle of winemaking and viticulture.

Armenian wine industry

Nowadays, with more and more quality wines produced of indigenous and native grape varieties in particular, the Armenian wine industry is experiencing renaissance and recognition beyond the borders of the country. Although 70% of Armenian wines are consumed in the country, today Armenian wines are exported to 36 countries.

Uniqueness of Armenian wines

Being the “genesis” of viticulture and winemaking Armenia has been destined to produce authentic wines that show the bold and passionate character of the homeland. The uniqueness of Armenian wines is the high elevation and extremely diverse terroir, autochthonous grape varieties, many millennia old wine culture and traditions. Powerfully captivated by the ancestral wine heritage and culture, a number of prolific wine enthusiasts started their journey into the mysterious world of winemaking with the passion to preserve this spirit for the future generations.
Armenian Winemaking Regions
From the Mount Aragats to the biblical Mount Ararat, Armenia is so much about highlands, where the mountains make nearly the 70 % of the country’s territory.
Grape varieties
Starting its viticulture experience more than 6100 years ago Armenia is home to more than 350 grape varieties. Exceptional terroirs, volcanic soil with some areas of limestone and clay allow to craft authentic Armenian wines from indigenous grape varieties some of which have a cultivation history of more than 3 millennia.