Wine travelers rarely stumble upon Armenia. That might be the case because of the fact that the country is better known for its brandy production. It is true that a decade ago the majority of grapes used to be bought up by “cognac-vodka” factories. Nowadays, however, the situation has changed drastically. Wine culture is on the rise in restaurants and wineries are being established at a fast pace. The majority of wineries around Yerevan belong to 1st generation winemakers who refuse to look back, radiate interest, ambition and look up to the highest western winemakers.