urrently, almost half of the raw material is a grape of the factory’s own production. Grape, which is the queen of fruits, passes a long way before turning into a patriarchal wine. High quality raw material is important for getting a good wine, while one of the basic conditions for getting high-quality grapes is its proper care that needs different phases and lasts from early spring till the mid autumn. .
n Vayots Dzor, the cultivation of grapes begins with trimming. It usually happens during the juice flow and ends up till the swell of sprouts. After this kind of complex works Areni gardens are encompassed with harvest. The divine harvest of paradisiacal country being nourished by the stony heights, pure water and the bright sun, feeling the spiritual field of the gardener and the tender care of the cracked hands of the farmer, turns into a unique balsam..
ocated at 1000 meters above sea level, the village of Areni is believed to be a place where one of the oldest grape varieties has been cultivated since ancient times. There is a cavern in the vicinity of the village of Areni known as Birds’ Cave. Locals say their ancestors have been living here since time immemorial. Perhaps, this approach would have remained just a hypothesis, if an ancient winery, estimated to be approximately 6000 years old, was not discovered here. The winery includes fermentation vats (containers), wine press, storage jars and pottery sherds. Is it any wonder then that over 6000 years, the wine industry in this region has turned into art?