Visit to History Museum of Armenia, where a complex of exhibits reflects different periods of 6000-year-old history of Armenian winemaking.
Visit to «Maran» company’s tasting room in Argavand, one of the best winemaking factories in Armenia. Tasting of 5 vintage grape and fruit wines; presentation of Armenian winemaking history and peculiarities.
Visit to Zvartnots temple, considered to be a masterpiece of Armenian medieval architecture; included in UNESCO world cultural heritage list. Of particular interest in the studies in winemaking history is the three-naved stone winepress with wooden cover, in the South-Eastern of the complex. The winepress consists of 5 huge pits and 7 levels of grape pressing. During the excavations 2 big clay vessels were found, each having 500 litres capacity; the vessels were used for wine storage. The main interior elements of the temple are pomegranates and grapes.
Lunch in local restaurant.
The treasure-house of Holy Etchmiadzin, which houses numerous of valuable artifact: artistic items, samples of church art as well as applied art, cross banners, Right Hands, and so on. The holy Geghard or the lance that pierced the side of Christ by the Roman soldier is also exposed at the treasury.
Tasting of wines, made on the basis of medical herbs in “Ashtarak wine” company’s tasting room.
Visit to Agarak ancient settlement – a monument complex, which comprises a number of structures, cut into stones and rocks and surrounded by multi-layer settlements and cemeteries.
Wine tasting and dinner in Armas winery, in Nor Yedesia village; walking through wine yards. Familiarization tour starts with walking through boundless wine yards of Armas. There we will have a tour in wine-cognac factory, where you will get acquainted with modern technologies and secrets of centuries-old tradition of aging in barrels. In the end, you will take part in familiarization tasting in Tasting room or in the balcony, where a panorama of biblical Mount Ararat is opening. Vintage wines of Armas will be served with bread, cheese assortment, elegant snacks and dishes.
Return to Yerevan.