According to the biblical legend, Noah, having descended from Mount Ararat, planted the first grapevine. This was how the winemaking tradition in Armenia became to grow. Recently, in a cave near the village of Areni, archaeologists have discovered the most ancient winery, which is more than 6000 years old.
The winemaking is flourishing in Armenia. The country has favorable conditions, volcanic soil, climate with hot summers and cold winters, which gives uniqueness to the grapes, high elevation mountains, indigenous grape varietals and a thousand-year experience of winemakers.
The current wine production in Armenia harmoniously combines this experience and traditions, as well as new high-tech processes.
In recent years, many new super-modern plants have appeared in Armenia.
We invite all wine lovers and connoisseurs of this noble and healthy beverage, to have a journey to the best wineries and small farmers, who prepare homemade wines.
Well, and what a wine without a feast.
Day 1: Yerevan
- Arrival in Yerevan. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel.
- Sightseeing tour of Yerevan
- Next, we will go to one of the wine restaurants in Yerevan, where we will have a delicious dinner with wine
- Free time
Day 2: Saghmosavank – Amberd – Armenia Wine – Van Ardi wine
- Traditional breakfast
- We set off towards the highest mountain in Armenia – Aragats. On the way, making stops near the Saghmosavank monastery, located on the edge of a very beautiful Kasakh gorge
- Then we will climb to a height of 3000 m, where the Amberd fortress is located, and then even higher to a height of 3300 m to the beautiful lake Kari Lich (“Lake of Stone”)
- After getting acquainted with the sights of the Aragatsotn region, we will go to our first winery
- We will visit the ultra-modern ArmeniaWine factory, where we will taste 4 varieties of wine, and also here we will have a delicious lunch
- Not far from Armenia wine is another small family winery called Van Ardi. Where will we go after
- In the evening we will return to Yerevan in a wonderful mood.
Day 3: Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni
- Departure to the monastery of Khor Virap, located at the very foot of Mount Ararat, which is known for the fact that it was here that the first Catholicos of All Armenians, Gregory the Illuminator, spent many years in prison.
- Further, our path lies to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia – Noravank, surrounded by sheer red rocks.
- After getting acquainted with Noravank and its surroundings, we will go to the village of Areni, which can be called the wine-making center of Armenia, where we will have a delicious lunch with local residents.
- After lunch, we will visit the Areni cave complex, where archaeologists discovered the oldest wine-making premises, as well as shoes dating back many thousands of years.
- Next, we are waiting for a visit and wine tasting at two wineries – Old Brodge and Trinity
- Return to Yerevan
Day 4: Sevan – Dilijan – Gavar
- We go to Lake Sevan – the blue pearl of Armenia, where one of the oldest monasteries in Armenia – Sevanavank is also located.
- Then we will go to Dilijan surrounded by dense forest. There we will walk around the old town, visit the monastery complex Haghartsin
- Lunch at a very interesting guest house
- After that we will go to the village of Gavar, where we will visit a wonderful family that makes amazing cheeses, where we will try them, of course with wine
- Return to Yerevan
Day 5: Echmiadzin – Zvartnots – Voskevaz Winery
- Breakfast and departure to the religious center of Armenia – the city of Etchmiadzin, where the Cathedral is located – the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians, as well as the ancient churches of Saints Hripsime and Gayane.
- In addition, we will stop at the ruins of the ancient temple of Zvartnots, destroyed by a strong earthquake at the end of the last millennium.
- Next, we will go to one of the most beautiful wineries in Armenia – Voskevaz Winery.
- In the evening we will return to Yerevan
Day 6: Garni – Geghard
- Departure to the monastery complex Geghard – a unique architectural structure, part of which is carved into the rock.
- After that, we will go to the neighboring village of Garni, where the only monument preserved in the territory of Armenia, dating back to the era of paganism and Hellenism, is located.
Walk along the gorge, where you will see a small miracle of nature called “Stone Symphony”.
- Next, lunch with local residents, during which we will take a direct part in the baking of Armenian lavash bread
- Traditionally, after lunch we will have a wine tasting. This time we will go to a very interesting winery Gevorkian winery, where in addition to traditional grape wines we will try a large number of different fruit wines.
- Return to Yerevan
- Free time
Day 7: Yerevan
- Traditional breakfast.
- We will dedicate the day to Yerevan
- We will visit the museum of ancient manuscripts Matenadran, look at the Vernissage flea market, where we will buy souvenirs, and the food market for spices and dried fruits
- Well, what a wine tour without real Armenian cognac. We will visit the Yerevan Brandy Factory, where we will be told almost all the secrets of the production of real Armenian brandy, and we will also taste the most famous brands of brandy from this world-famous factory.
- Airport transfer
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The tour price includes:
- Meeting and Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
- Accommodation in a 3* hotel with double occupancy
- Comfortable transport with a driver for the entire route
- Guide services
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Welcome Dinner
- Six lunches
- All the above master classes and tastings
- Entrance tickets to the indicated museums and factories
The tour price does not include:
- Flight to Yerevan
- Other dinners
- Medical insurance
- Additional alcohol outside the program
- Personal expenses