Armenia is mostly known for its cognacs, but very few people are aware that first of all Armenia is a country which has winemaking millennial traditions. Armenian wines are known in many countries of the world as leading brands in that field. Many people come to this country to try wine and brandy.
They also have a wine festival in Armenia. During 2 wine days in Yerevan or so called “Yerevan Wine Days” Armenian wine producers present guests 200 types of wine. Everything is accompanied by a charming piece of music. This two-day open-air festival is usually organized in May on Saryan street which is traditionally the street with countless wine restaurants in Yerevan.
Areni Wine Festival
In Areni village an annual festival of wine is held. On Areni Wine Festival 2019 representatives from both professional and homemade wine and cheese producers will present their work. Performances of traditional songs and dances will be held throughout the whole event along with enjoying the homeland wines.
Participation in the Areni Wine Festival is free, though there is an option for taste-testing. With a little some of money the participants can buy a ticket that allows them to taste as many wines as they want (there are over 100 wines from 30 producers). Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance from event organizers or their representatives.
The purpose of the Areni Wine Festival is to develop wine tourism, to ensure recognition of Armenia as the cradle of wine.