Areni village

Various archaeolo­gical monuments, caverns, castles, medie­val settlements, tombstones and chapels surround the village.

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Areni - Viticulture

Noah's tilling of the first grape vines on the slope of Mount Ararat is said to mark the start of Armenian wine-production. The first vines were planted in Akori village located on the eastern slope of Ararat.

The name of the village is derived from a combination of the words ark (Armenian for plant) and ur (Armenian for vine).

Armenia's climate and the wild grape found in the country created favorable conditions for the development of viticulture. Armenia currently boasts about 500 grape varieties, among them Voskehat, Mschali, Nazeli, Itsaptuk, Sultana (Kishmish), Kakhet, Ararat, etc.  

Excavations show that some of the earliest cultivation of grape vines probably occurred in the Armenian Highland, making it the birthplace of wine.

Even now wild grapes are found in the west of the South Caucasus region, in the Araks valley foothills, in Artsakh and in the Debed River basin.

The remnants of grape seeds discovered in Western Armenia and in RA archeological sites, plus the archaeological finds in Areni, prove that wine-making was highly developed in the country.

 

Legend

1. Arpa Alco Winery

2. Areni Winery

3. Zorah Winery (village Rind)

4. Gandzak Winery

5. Ginetas Winery

6. Aghavnadzor Winery

7. Aghavnadzor Winery

8. Getap Winery

9. Getnatun Winery

10. Vaik Winery


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    How to reach Take the M2 Yerevan highway, drive south for 110km, it will take around 2 hours.

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