The Vayots Dzor region is known for its grapes and wines. Throughout most of the year, those travelling through the region on their way to points further on, will see local residents selling their wines and other vegetables along the road.
On Sunday, October 17th, Areni village of Vayots Dzor hosted its traditional annual wine festival, organized by regional administration and sponsored by two village’s Wineries, businessmen, CARD center and Armenian Ministry of Economy.
Established in 2004, the Areni Wine Festival is not only a showcase for great wine, the festival is a major event for traditional food making and tasting.
The event program includes traditional dancing, singing, food-making and tasting, wine-making and tasting, traditional games, contests and so on.
Villagers sell home-made products – cream, honey, nuts and walnuts, vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, baked goods, lavash, home-made jams and jellies, sweet sujukh, herbal teas and all the other products that a typical Armenian household usually prepares for its members.