Armenian Wine Growing Regions
The Wine Growing Regions of Armenia
Volcanic soils, harsh climate and high altitudes create the unique and so diverse terroirs of Armenia. The complex interaction of natural conditions within the small territory of the country induced and affected the formation of quite a peculiar range of soil types - from the volcanic and semi-desert zone to the mountain meadow soils of alpine type. The climate is dry and continental due to mountains in most of regions.
The vines grow at altitudes of 850 to 1,650 m above sea level, and on their own roots, which results in surprising authenticity of wines. Armenian grape varieties were formed during thousands of years of natural selection and later their spectrum was enriched by hybridization.