Festivals: Armenian winemakers to showcase their products at Areni festival

ARKA, Armenia
Oct 6 2017

YEREVAN, October 6. /ARKA/. Twenty-one wineries from Armenia and Artsakh (formerly known as Nagorno-Karabakh) as well as 100 local winegrowers will be showcasing their products at the traditional wine festival hosted each year this time by the village of Areni in the southern Armenian province of Vayots Dzor.

Nune Manukyan, the director of Areni  Wine Festival, told a news conference today that  they expect some 20,000 people to visit the festival, scheduled for October 7.

The  deputy head of the State Committee for Tourism Mekhak Apresyan noted that the festival contributes to the development of the Armenian winemaking industry. 

"Producers of wine from Areni and other communities not only get an opportunity to present their products, but also find markets. Many of them sign contracts with restaurants, cafes and  hotels," said Apresyan.

This year the special guests of the festival are journalists from China and Germany as well as  sommeliers from Germany, Cyprus and France.The Areni Wine Festival is an annual All-Armenian event, traditionally held from 2009 on the first Saturday in October.-0-

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS