Yerevan Wine Festival

Evenings with deep conversations, dancing and singing. Wine identity in the very heart of Yerevan, Saryan street. From 3 to 5 June 2022, Yerevan is taking a wine bath with a lot of buzz, cheese plates and music. The two-day event features an Armenian wine tasting with delicious appetizers and drinks from local vintners and restaurants. But what is behind this obsession with wine in Armenia? Telling the truth, Armenians produced the first wines over 6,000 years ago.

Ancient Armenian Winery

Photo by Sossi Madzounian, Smithsonian Institution

The studies of grape seeds found during archaeological excavations have proved that during the 6-5th millennium BC, Armenians adapted wild grapes and have also conducted selective breedings.​​In 2011, the world’s oldest winery was discovered during the excavations in the Areni Complex in Armenia. The winery is 6000 years old. 

Yerevan Wine Festival

Photo credits © DreamShots AM

Today, wine is the first drink option for many Armenians, starting from traditional red with high-quality grapes to rose and white wines. Saryan street is the best place and Wine Days is the best event to make a deep dive into the world of traditional Armenian wines, learn more about their meaning and find your new favorite spot. And just for you, to not worry about the Wine Day outfit and think only about the taste of wine, we have rounded up several “wine” ideas from HAY-HAY.