Armenia has a very long tradition of winemaking, dating back to at least 4000 BC. The Vayots Dzor Province is the home to the Areni-1 cave Complex that contains the world’s earliest known winemaking facility. Today, Armenia is known globally for its many different wineries, producing a wide variety of wines. Here are the top five places to drink wine in Armenia. Picking a place to drink wine in Yerevan is as crucial as eSports betting odds.
1. Areni Wine Cave
The Areni Wine Cave is a beautiful and historic cave located in the Areni cave complex. The cave is located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia and is open to the public for tours. Although the drive from Yerevan to the Areni Wine Cave is a long 2-hour journey. But, the views that you will see on the way are absolutely worth it. Many tourists have told the staff at the Areni Winery, that their trip was motivated by visiting and wine tasting at Areni.
2. The Voskevaz Winery/ Vosekevaz Wine Time
The Voskevaz Winery is located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. The winery was founded in 1897 and produces a variety of red, white, and dessert wines. The Voskevaz Winery is open to the public for tours and tastings. They also have a restaurant version of their winery on Saryan Street in Yerevan, where you can go for a glass of wine after work.
3. The Armenia Wine Company
Another winery is located in the village of Areni, in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. The Armenia Wine Company was founded in 2002 and produces a variety of red, white, and dessert wines.
4. Van Ardi Winery
For a movie night with a view and a Rosè glass, your go-to destination should be the Van Ardi Winery. It is approximately 40 minutes car ride from the capital, Yerevan, where you and your friends can watch a throwback movie like Mamma Mia. It is a perfect location for sunset lovers and most important for wine tasters.
For more casual wine-drinking days or nights in the city, Invino is the best location for you and your friends. It is also located on Saryan Street. Although, reservations in advance are recommended as it is always packed with no one spot empty for walk-ins. They are the home to the tastiest cheese boards with the broadest options available. Invino is perfect to spend your Friday evenings from around 8 pm up until midnight. Their service and suggestions are always top-notch and never disappointing.