Areni Wine Festival

Areni Wine Festival


Being already traditional, but each year presented in a new way Wine Festival again launched in Areni community bringing joy to the lovers of wine. Wine festival is already known not only in Armenia but also abroad. The festival, in which both home and factory wine producers take part, is held for already 11 years, from which 7 years it has been held with the state support.


As the Head of the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Economics of RA Mekhak Apresyan mentioned, the festival has a success and it develops year by year, we can even say that it has become the most famous and important event in the region and the number of participants has obviously increased. “The festival is a very good opportunity both for Areni and for the neighboring communities for presenting their products in the international market. Our goal was to attach international importance to the festival and we successfully go on that way”, he said.

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The Head of Areni community Seryozha Sukiasyan mentioned that for the first time Wine Festival was held in Areni community in 2004. “This festival is the 11th in our community and it is the 7th festival, which is held in the frameworks of “Areni Festival” foundation. The Wine festival has a cognitive nature and it is developing in the course of years. The number of guests from foreign countries increases”, said the head of the community and added that the crowds of people witness that the festival is a success.

In the frameworks of the festival in Areni there were held traditional games, there took place a concert with the participation of singers, local dance groups. At the end of the festival there were selected the best wine producers.

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translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan