Areni village and wine-making in Armenia
Areni village is
situated in the southwest of nowadays
Armenia. It has an ancient history. Starting
from the 5-th century it has been mentioned
in the historical sources by the name of
Arpanial and in every record a reference is
made to the noble wine of Areni.
Owing to the unique dry
climate the valuable grapes of Areni have
been ciltivated here, and no where else in
Armenia has it shown itself as good as in
the village of Areni.
Wine-making in Armenia
has an acient history. This is evidenced by
the numerous wine barrels and clay vats
excavated out of the thick layer of soil in
The homeland of Areni
grapes is Vayots Dzor region of Armenia, in
particular, the Area of Areni.
Areni has a black amber
Thanks to its pleasant
sourish and specific taste, the best wines
are made from Areni. Areni is an aborigine
sort and in the course of centuries it has
been adapted to the dry climate of Vayots
The Areni vineyards are
small in number which is due to the
insufficiency of water and scarcity of
The origin of
cultivation of grapes and wine-making in
Armenia dates back to the historical past.
Armenia... the whitish
bright and burning sun. The light and hot
Armenia is famous for
its unique wine-makers. Wine-making in
Armenia arises from the ancient times. Its
history started from the times of Noah.
Since then people have been cultivating wine
and bequeathing the secrets of viticulture
from generation to generation.