Venue: Saryan-Moskovyan Str. till Spendiaryan, Pushkin Str.
Every year in early June, the Yerevan Wine Days Festival comes to life, showcasing the finest vineyards and wineries that Armenia has to offer, both established and emerging ones. For three heady days, the heart of Armenia's capital city teems with tourists and locals alike, sampling an array of wines from dawn to dusk. Alongside the classic roses, reds, and whites, you'll also encounter the unusual amber wines, matured in traditional clay amphorae known as karas.
The festival exudes a warm, inviting atmosphere, encouraging a slow-paced exploration of the myriad of wine tasting stations set up by various producers. There's a festive spirit in the air. The leisurely amble through Yerevan's charming central streets, combined with the genuine smiles of local winery owners and representatives, the delectable wines and delicious food, all combine to create an experience that's truly special and memorable.
To participate in the festival, you need to purchase a glass in a branded holder, and tasting coupons. You'll also receive a brochure detailing information about the festival and its participating entities.
The festival is centered around Moscovian, Tumanyan, and Saryan streets. Typically, the festival area spans 2-3 kilometers in length. On any other day, these city thoroughfares are a bustling hive of cars and public transportation. But for three days every year, they are cordoned off to give way to a luxurious wine celebration, allowing guests to enjoy their wines amidst the authentic Yerevan cityscape. The expanse of the three streets is strategically segmented into various zones to facilitate easy navigation and comfortable movement for the attendees:
There's a plethora of activities to indulge in at the Yerevan Wine Days, with many festival-goers choosing to attend each day to explore the offerings from emerging Armenian wineries.
The festival is set to return in 2023, scheduled for June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.