Before checking into the hotel at Yeghegnadzor, we drove to the nearby town of Areni. We had read that a wine festival was being held there, so we decided to check it out.
View of Areni
All along the street people were selling fruit, jam, pickles, homemade wine, traditional cakes, and a lot of other things
Homemade wine for sale
The Areni church on a bluff overlooking the town
Old khachkars (carved memorial stones) outside the church
Ceremonial stomping of the grapes
Traditional folk dancing