Saturday 7 October 2017

Areni wine festival

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

Grilling kababs

The Areni church on a bluff overlooking the town

Old khachkars (carved memorial stones) outside the church

Festival tents

Ceremonial stomping of the grapes

Traditional folk dancing

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