Artsakh Wine Festival 2019
This year's Artsakh Wine Festival welcomed more than 30 brand wineries and tens of small winemakers. Overall number of participants, including representatives of food industry was more than a hundred, which is twice bigger than the previous year's number. Increased also the guests quantity - according to the police data, who were regulating traffic during the event, the guests' number was around 5-6 thousand. Everyone noted the high quality organization, professional approach and relaxed and joyful atmosphere during the Festival. Special gratitude to the Ministry of Culture and Youth affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, Mr. Lernik Hovhannisyan, Mr. Artak Grigoryan and Grigory Avetisyan, head of Domaine Avetissyan winery.
Arba wine in "Armenian Wines" Annual guide
Arba wine by winemaker Mike Badalyan has been a "discovery of the year": first represented during Artsakh Wine Tasting event in Stepanakert, it is now featured among Artsakh wines in the 3rd edition of "Armenian Wines" guide published by famous Russian Sommelier Arthur Sarkissyan.
Eurasianet.org on Artsakh winemaking
Famous US-based media source Eurasianet.org published an article on the winemaking in Artsakh and its potential, also featuring the Artsakh Wine Tasting that took place on April 7th this year.
https://eurasianet.org/nagorno-karabakhs-nascent-wine-industry-begins-to-bear-fruit
First Annual Artsakh Wine Tasting
VWA ("Vinegrowers and Winemakers Association") has begun to implement the projects, aimed at promotion of Artsakh wines. The first step was made on April 7th 2019, when more than 15 local wine producers presented their achievements to the public. The wines were highly evaluated by professional sommeliers, confirming that Republic of Artsakh has a great potential of becoming a new world wine region, especially with their indigenous grape varieties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUT3TyPnalA
Blind Wine Tasting for HoReCa
On April 6th 2019 in Stepanakert took place "blind tasting" of various wines for HoReCa representatives from Artsakh. The event was chaired by Arthur Sarkissyan - Honored Sommelier of Russia, wine critic, author of annual wine guides "Wines of Russia" and "Wines of Armenia".
The goal of the event was to teach how to correctly taste a wine, define various aromas and tastes and evaluate various producers.
ProWein 2019
Artsakh Wines were proudly presented at ProWein 2019 Expo, which took place from 17 till 19 March in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Photo by Wine and Vine Foundation of Armenia
ProdExpo 2019
A member of Vinegrowers and Winegrowers Association - Kataro wines by Domaine Avetissyan, took part in ProdExpo 2019 Exhibition in Moscow.
Artsakh Wine Festival 2018
Artsakh Wine Festival takes place each year in September in Togh village. First Festival was held in 2014; from 2015 it is organized under the patronage of Vinegrowers and Winemakers' Association.
Take a look back at our past events and reserve your place in this year's wine celebration!