Karas, the winery name, means ‘amphora’ in Armenian, a sacred wine-making clay vessel used here for 6,000 years. That, combined with Armenia’s ancient oenological culture, inspires us to chart the future of the birthplace of wine while reclaiming the mantle as a producer of the world’s most desired wines.
YBC is the exclusive producer of ARARAT brandies and the direct successor of Armenian brandy making traditions.It is born thanks to the generous union of human talent and the richness of Armenian nature. Being produced with local grapes, the creation of ARARAT begins with the cultivation of vine in Ararat Valley that enjoy 300 sunny days a year.
“Armenia Wine” company was founded by Vardanyan and Mkrtchyan families as a result of love for their homeland, nature and culture. All started in 2006 from the vineyards planted in Armavir region, south-west of Armenia, and later turned into a big winemaking project. The winery itself was founded in 2 years later, in 2008. Winery is located in Aragatsotn, one of the viticultural regions of Armenia. It is situated between Yerevan and Mount Aragats, Armenia’s highest peak.
Located in South Caucasus, this region is one of the very few places on Earth where grows Khndoghni (Sireni) grape variety. Indigenous to this region it has been a source of perfect home-made local wines, until Avetissyan family presented the Khndoghni wine to the world.
The story of Trinity Canyon Vineyards started in 2009, when three wine aficionados decided to step into the world of wine. Assisted by an equally passionate group of winegrowers and winemakers, they established a unique vineyard in the Vayots Dzor Highlands, in the close vicinity of the world’s oldest wine producing site dating back some 6100 years.
Golden Grape ArmAs was founded in 2007 by Armenak Aslanian, who repatriated to his motherland for the realization of goals that involve the intertwined aspects of family. The parcel of land that was untimely chosen is located in Aragatsotn region.
Mukhrani is one of the most beautiful Georgian villages, set in one of the most attractive places in the East of Georgia, on the strip of low-land between the Caucasus and Trialeti mountain ranges in the basin of Ksani and Aragvi rivers, 35 km from Tbilisi. The vineyards of the Château are located on the best selected plots of this exquisite soil. The land with its wavy surface, slopes slightly.
The Ararat Valley gave the world a delicious fruit - the Armenian apricot (Prunus Armeniaca). ABRIKON is an alcohol made from apricots from the Ararat Valley, produced with technology similar to the manufacture of brandy. ABRIKON exists in a natural version (without aging) and in an aged version in oak barrels and apricot barrels. No flavoring or coloring additives are used in the preparation of ABRIKON. The dark color is due to aging in barrels.
Vayots Dzor Region and Areni village in particular has been the cradle of Armenian winemaking for millennia. The findings give the grounds to assert that Armenia is one of the ancient areas where grape cultivation, processing and wine-making was developed.A 6,100-year-old winery was discovered in 2007 in the the village of Areni.
Armenian Red Wine - Karas Classic 2019 - Armavir Region - Tierras de Armenia
Grape varieties: Syrah 35 %, Malbec 35 %, Cabernet Franc 20%, Tannat 10%
Excellent blend, expressive and lively. Its fruity aromas and great acidity makes the wine elegant and easy to drink.
It pairs good with red meats and pastas. Also good with chocolate and spice desserts.
Areni Noir 100%
Areni, an indigenous Armenian grape variety has come to us through a millennial history of surviving harsh climate of high elevation and developing a distinct character from the area’s coarse sedimentary and rich volcanic soil. The contrast of these intense climatic and soil conditions with the elegance of this wine is mystifying.
Cherry red colour with purple shade. Pleasant nose with dominant wood's smells (vanilla, liquorice, roasted coffee, eucalyptus, coconut butter) on a background with cherry, blackberry plus spicy notes pepper and clove. Elegant in mouth, to finish on good alcohol content still loaded of intense aromas from wood barrels.
Armenian Red Wine - Karas Areni & Sireni 2019 - Armavir Region - Tierras de Armenia.
Grape varieties: Areni, Sireni (Khndoghni)
Bold, fresh, and fruit foward, experience this wonderfully complex blend from the birthplace of viticulture. To be enjoyed remotely - until your next trip to Armenia.
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Kangun, Colombard, Muscat Ottonel
Nice blend of grape varieties that we are not accustomed to seeing live together. A crystal clear wine with hints of pink and white berries. Well done, delicious and crunchy with biting finish.
Armenian White Wine - Karas Classic 2018 - Armavir Region - Tierras de Armenia
Grape varieties: Kangun 50%, Chardonnay 40%, Viognier 10%
Superb blend of local and international varieties. The potential of the soil is expressed by the acidity of the grapes.
Serving suggestions: Pairs well with ﬁsh, seafood, pastas and fruit desserts.
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Often referred to as the Queen of Armenian grape varieties Voskehat, literally meaning ‘Golden Seed’, earns its folk love for having a diverse and very rich aromatic bouquet.
Hin Areni Voskehat is a finely crafted wine, made from grapes harvested in the historic village of Areni, known for its millennial wine making traditions.
Armenian White Wine – A Tale of 2 Mountains by Karas 2018 - Armavir Region - Tierras de Armenia.
Grape varieties: Kangun, Chenin Blanc
An aromatic, fresh and crispy wine. This exotic white blend expresses the uniqueness of our volcanic soils.
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Star variety in the eponymous region. The Areni Noir grape is one of the most beautiful symbols of a heritage viticulture whose origin is lost in the mists of time.
For thousands of years this grape has survived the harsh climatic conditions of a high altitude region by developing its character thanks to the sedimentary and volcanic soils of the region.
Some of his 120 year old vines are still found in Armenia. Areni Noir is mainly widespread in the western part of the Vayotz Dzor region, along the Arpa river. This old variety comes from the same gorge where the oldest cellar in the world (4100 BC) was discovered.