In 2007, in the cave called Areni 1 (province of Vayots Dzor) scientists found the oldest winery ever discovered. This 6100-year-old winery has fermentation vats, a wine press, storage jars and pottery sherds. The Areni was always considered as a center of winemaking in Armenia. It is believed that the best grapes grow exactly in that area, and that’s why many wine-making businesses are launched exactly there. However, no need to travel that long to taste excellent wines as later, those are exported and spread all over the country. So, you can grab some local wines from the supermarkets to take to your country and also enjoy it in the best wine corners of the capital city Yerevan.
The Wine Republic is located in the heart of Yerevan, just by the Cascade. This is an excellent place at any time of the day, as besides the wines, in the same establishment, you have the Thai Wine Republic, so you can enjoy some delicious food prepared by Thai cookers. The Wine Republic is famous for having a big selection of local and international wines that will satisfy all types of visitors. The atmosphere and smell of wines in the air, in this pleasant corner of the city, will definitely make you forget about your daily problems.
The Voskevaz is one of the most famous corners among wine lovers in the town. It offers a huge selection of wines, awesome food, snacks to wines, excellent service and basically anything for having quality time. In stylish and well-designed halls of Voskevaz, there is always music that makes the whole wine-tasting process even more enjoyable. Even if it is full of people, it won’t disturb you, and it will feel like you have your privacy.
The InVino is a wine corner that does not cover a huge area. It is a small and cozy place with "unlimited" wine options and snacks. It offers outdoor and indoor seats. It's good to be attended by small groups. The cheesy-winy smell, calmness and well-selected music playlist will make you stay here for couple of hours and have a real wine evening.
The Enoteca EVN Wine bar & shop is another spot you may like to visit for having good wines. As in all the above-mentioned wine corners, here you can also pick the wine you want from a long list. Time to time, here you can enjoy live music. I would say it’s good to be attended by big groups. However, the tables that are placed outdoor can be great for couples as well to feel the rhythm of the city, while raising a glass or two.
The Wine House is like a big wooden house, where one can find the warmth of home. It's mainly attended and liked by locals and is suitable for gatherings with friends. Being located in the city center, it's easily accessible. This can also be on your list, while making your wine tasting “map”.
The taste of cheese, the smell of wine, sounds of music and many tipsy people around - this is how it feels, when you start your wine crawl to the best wine corners of the capital city Yerevan.
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