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Areni Wine Festival. (Photo courtesy Areni Festival Foundation)

Areni Wine Festival

10/06/2018

In 2011, archaeologists discovered the world’s oldest known winery dating back 6,000 years in the Areni-1 Cave near Areni village. Armenian winemakers today are reinvigorating Armenia's wine sector, using many indigenous varieties. Celebrated since 2009, each October Armenian winemakers and tens of thousands of visitors gather in Areni village to celebrate the harvest and Armenia’s winemaking heritage during the annual Areni Wine Festival.

The festival hosts a variety of local wines. The opening ceremony begins with a parade of winemakers, followed by different competitions, songs and dances, and throughout the festival, regional artisans and local residents display handmade products and beverages.

The festival is organized by the Areni Festival Foundation with the support of the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Economic Development and Investments.

The Areni Wine Festival is a member of the Association of Armenian Festivals.

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Areni Wine Festival

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Areni Wine Festival

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Areni Wine Festival

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Areni Wine Festival

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Areni Wine Festival

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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