Yerevan Brandy Company
Yerevan Brandy Company (YBC) is the exclusive producer of ARARAT brandies and the direct successor of Armenian brandy making traditions established back in 1887. Today YBC is the key player in the economy of the country and the biggest tax payer of the sphere. With the staff of around 350 people (excluding the number of grape growers) it operates in Yerevan by its main entity as well as in three regions of Armenia (Armavir, Aygavan, and Tavoush) and produces world’s n1 exported Armenian brandy (ranked in the top 5 of imported brandies worldwide).
TRUE ARMENIAN BRANDY
ARARAT brandy is produced with deep respect for the traditions and standards of the brandy business and the continual pursuit of excellence. Today, Yerevan Brandy Company has all the latest state-of-the-art equipment, but despite this, its employees still consider the process of creating real brandy to be a true art.
The development of state-of-the-art technology and the inquiring nature of our masters allows us to continually increase production standards and product quality, while the deep respect for past traditions and a passion for our business fills this legendary drink with human warmth.
''Hin Areni” winery is located in Areni village, Vayots Dzor region. Vayots Dzor Region and Areni village in particular has been the cradle of Armenian winemaking for millennia. A 6,100-year-old winery was discovered in 2007 in the the village of Areni.
Our vineyards are situated at an elevation of 1215-1250 meters above the sea level, in and around Areni village. Long dry summers, with remarkably vivid sunlight and high daytime temperatures contrast with cool nights encouraging a lengthy growing season and pushing harvest to the end of October.
At “Hin Areni” we create wines from indigenous grape varieties coming from centuries: Areni and Voskehat.
We strive to ensure that grape is given the chance to show its beauty and express the essence of the terroir. The sedimentary and rich volcanic soil, coupled with high elevation climate of Areni gives our wines an expressive aromatic bouquet and bold structure.
A Family’s journey to the birthplace wine
The Armenian diaspora took the Eurnekian family to Argentina; Karas Wines is a result of that dispersion in reverse. A project to renew our traditions while sustainably contributing to the region.
Eduardo and his niece Juliana Del Aguila Eurnekian co-own Bodega Del Fin Del Mundo, in Neuquén, Argentina, and have been making wine for more than a decade in Patagonia, a place known for its extremes.
Together, they set up Karas in Armavir, whose volcanic soil produces a singular expression. Juliana has turned her hand as a vintner for many years with one of the world’s finest wine-making mentors: Michel Rolland.
Together, they embarked on this special project that has innovation and the environment at its heart, and will create bridges between Armenia and the rest of the world.
Seated in the shadows of Mount Ararat, Armavir is the historical heart of Armenian wine-making, making it a natural choice to found Karas Wines. Armenia's wine-making past dates back 6,000 years, when karas were discovered in Areni 1 cave just a stone’s throw from our winery; these, along with other oenological archaeological discoveries cement our country as the oldest wine-making culture in the world.History is rooted in our project, but we are fully aware of the future. Thanks to Armavir’s terroir (favourable volcanic soil and singular climate accompanied by thermal amplitude), Karas Wines is easily sustainable and organic, in line with Bioma practices.
The flagship winery of Artsakh
Located in South Caucasus, Artsakh 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.
Domaine Avetissyan is a family-owned winery. Avetissyan family is the first who started to craft wines from a rare Khndoghni grape varietal.
Domaine Aveitsysan's vineyards are located at an elevation of 600-700 meters above the sea level. Mild winters and sunny summers contribute to harmonious ripening of the grapes, pure ecosphere gives the intensive and clearly distinctive taste.
Brandy is part of Armenia’s heritage and the Noy company indisputably represents this emblematic tradition. Noy is even the official supplier to the Kremlin. Production started in 1870 and received the special authorisation to use the “Cognac” appellation far back in its history.
We have visited the Yerevan production centre several times to return with the best production and to provide you with special moments for tasting Armenian brandy.