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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

The legendary Armenian land has a long history behind of making wine of really delicate taste. According to a well known legend Noah planted the first vine in the fertile Ararat valley. After that people tasted the first wine, and thus the production began and spread throughout the country. The fact that the oldest in the world winery was unearthed in the Armenian village of Areni, proves that the roots of wine making culture existed from times immemorial.

 

Armenia has even better known traditions of brandy production. Armenian brandy is a wonderful present for honorable guests be it a statesman, a businessman, a man of culture or an ordinary man.

The history of the brandy factory dates back to 1877, when a merchant named Nerses Tairiants constructed the first factory on the site of the former Yerevan fortress. The factory then was equipped with two distillers. He imported the French technology into the production. In 1899 he sold his factory to Shustov & Sons, a Russian commercial industrial company. The latter spread the fame of Armenian brandy outside the borders of Armenia. In a century the factory became a part of Pernod Ricard Group.

Though the factory had different owners during different times, the technology of distillation, aging, blending and bottling remains the same for decades.

Brandy making process is an entire ritual requiring great accuracy and patience. Ararat factory does its best to meet the needs of all demanding tastes by their accurate and patient work adding great love to it.

Now the factory is eager to show their fortune to all those who are interested in wine and brandy production. During the one and a half hour excursion in the factory visitors can get acquainted with the aging workshop, museum, video hall, bar to taste and feel every nuance of the magical beverage, and finally the store where you can buy a bottle close to your taste and take a part of Armenia with you to your own country with a hope to come back again, this time not as a guest, but as an old and expected friend.