Located in Voskevaz village, just north of Oshagan, the Voskevaz winery is about 40 minutes north of Yerevan. Before purchase by the Hovhanisyan family, the winery was operational in the Soviet era, primarily making fruit and dessert wines, then fell into disrepair with the collapse of the Soviet Union. While renovations are still ongoing, it’s certainly worth a trip – just make arrangements in advance.
A modern winery resides inside the walls of the former Soviet facility. Voskevaz makes a range very good dry and semi-sweet red and white wines, dessert wines and fruit wines, but the stars of the winery are the Karasi Collection, wines fermented in clay amphorae and aged in Artsakh oak barrels.
Voskevaz does not own vineyards, but buys its grapes from growers that work with the winery to produce the best possible fruit. This allows them access to some of the oldest vines in use for commercial winemaking in Armenia and makes them one of the few Armenian wineries that can truly put “vielles vignes” on their label.
Voskevaz wines won three medals at the 2017 International Wine Awards, and have won four Decanter World Wine Awards.
|Location||Aragatsotn, Voskevaz village|
|Hectares Under Vines||60-70 hectares|
|Types of Wine Made||Red, White, Dessert|
|Contact||(+374) 10 20 20 06|
|Visiting Information||By Appointment|
|U.S. Importer||Krush! Armenian Wine Imports, Inc.|
Voskevaz’s Mary Hovanisyan and Winemaker Alexey Sapsay
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