The Yerevan Ararat Brandy Factory is an undeniable sight and symbol of sunny Armenia, famous for its products not only in Armenia but far beyond its borders. We can confidently assert that the Ararat brand is well-known throughout the world!
A tour of the factory includes not only visiting the distinctive complex and the main center for the manufacturing of cognac products, but also becoming familiar with the secrets of cognac craftsmanship, where you will have the chance to see the whole manufacturing process personally with your eyes, walk through the secret cellars where cognacs are kept in oak barrels, the exposure of which is more than 50 years old, and become acquainted with the traditions that go deep into the past. While touring the cellars, you will discover a remarkable story about the creation and evolution of cognac over the last 130 years. According to legend, Winston Churchill enjoyed Armenian cognac while negotiating with the Soviet government during World War II.
Excursion to the Ararat factory museum
The Ararat Factory Museum is housed within the Yerevan Brandy Factory. A tour of the Ararat factory museum is an exciting opportunity to travel through the rich history of the legendary Armenian cognac’s formation. You will dip yourself in the history of Ararat, wander through the halls of the museum, where specimens of Armenian cognacs are displayed, formed almost from the moment the factory was established, admire the personal valuable belongings and photos of Nerses Tairyants and Vasily Tairov – the founders of cognac production in Armenia. You will see the “barrel of peace,” which represents the resolution of the Karabakh conflict. There is an official store at the Ararat plant museum where everyone can pick up and purchase their ARARAT.
In the tasting room, you will be able to taste multiple types of cognac, as well as a perfected and distinctive bunch of aromas, in addition to seeing nominal barrels placed in the memory of any events or honor of great people. After learning how to properly taste this drink, you will be able to recognize the differences between cognacs of varying ages, as well as distinguish original cognacs from counterfeit products.
After visiting the Ararat brandy factory, you will enter an exciting world where history and modernity, natural wisdom, and artistic enthusiasm are intertwined.
Tours including a visit to the Ararat Brandy Factory
A tour of the Ararat Brandy Factory is one of the must-see destinations for official delegations and tourists from all over the world. A visit to the Ararat Brandy Factory with Armenia Hospitality Company is an exceptional opportunity to learn about the history of brandy production while experiencing vivid sensations and discovering new flavor combinations. By visiting the cognac factory, you will not only encounter moments of true craftsmanship, but you will also learn about the history of the Armenian cognac industry.
Armenia Hospitality Travel Company provides a variety of tours (regional, adventure, historical, etc.) that can be found on the company’s official website.