Origin: Armavir region
Grape variety: Areni, Khndogni
Color: Rich color, more opaque, violet red
Flavors and aromas: Fruits (plum, cherry, currant, strawberry), sweet vanilla
Characteristics: Light tannins, fruit forward, medium acidity, full bodied
Food pairings: Red meats, Grilled fish, Grilled poultry and Aged cheese
VOSKENI winery is a special winery with a unique history. It took an expat American Armenian from Boston, the Communist revolution in Russia and a family's insistence on taking back what once was theirs to realize their great grandfather's dream of making world class wines.
VOSKENI winery is a family owned and managed winery located at Sardarapat, Ararat Valley. The estate vineyards were once owned by Smbat Mateossian, the great grandfather of the current owners. Smbat (that's him), a successful businessman from Boston, moved back to Armenia in the early 1920s with dreams of buying vineyards and making great wines. Unfortunately for Smbat, his newly acquired lands were confiscated by the Communists and Smbat died without realizing his dreams.
In 2008, the family was able to buy back the lands once owned by their great grandfather and are making world class wines.
The diverse Ararat valley microclimate with its extraordinary terroir create unique conditions for cultivating exquisite grapes and producing elegant wines reflecting the 6000-year old rich authentic wine making tradition of Armenia.
Areni is the indigenous red grape varietal of Armenia.