Armenian Wine Festivals

There are three yearly wine festivals on the Armenian calendar:

The first is Yerevan Wine Days, a new event started in 2017. The festival is held on Saryan Street in the middle of the “wine bar” district of downtown Yerevan. The street is closed to traffic and wineries set up booths exhibiting their latest vintages. For a small fee a visitor can buy a glass that gives you access to taste all the wines exhibited at the Festival. A lot of fun and an easy way to meet many of Armenia’s wineries without leaving Yerevan. Typically held the first Friday and Saturday in May.

The oldest Festival is the Areni Wine Festival, held in Rind and Areni Villages on the first Friday and Saturday of October. There is a wine competition, exhibition booths by participating wineries, food and performances. Highly recommended.

Finally, Artsakh has it’s own wine festival in the village of Togh (the home of Kataro). Held on the third Saturday of September, it features exhibitions by Artsakh’s wineries, performance and lots of food. Don’t miss it if your travels bring you to Artsahk in mid-September.