Wine Weeks in Armenia 2021

Winemaking started in Armenia at least 6100 years ago and the country is now living the years of wine industry renaissance. Wine Weeks in Armenia is an annual summer school program at the EVN Wine Academy/ICARE that provides an outstanding opportunity to amateurs and enthusiasts to immerse into the Historic World of Wine and learn Wine Tasting essentials. Alongside, participants learn viticulture and winemaking techniques, sensory analysis and food and wine pairing.

Learning and sharing your knowledge in Armenian wine is a lifetime experience!

What to Study

The Summer School program is composed of six academic classes of 2,5 hours each, held on throughout a two-week period.

  • The History of wine. New World vs Old World Wines.
  • Viticulture practices. Understanding the terroir.
  • Turning grapes into wine. Sparkling, white, red, rose, sweet and fortified winemaking.
  • Introduction to Armenian Wine. Armenian indigenous grape varieties.
  • The Art of Wine Tasting. Sensory techniques.
  • Food and wine pairing.

What to experience

The summer school program also includes 3-day trips along the main wine routes of Armenia, visiting leading Armenian wineries for unique wine tasting and dining experience! The traditional Armenian dining experience is complimentary for each trip.

TRIP 1 – SOUTH.  Tour to Vayots Dzor region and visiting the Areni-1 cave where the earliest known winery in the world has been unearthed. Winery tour and wine tasting experience at Old Bridge Winery and Trinity Canyon Vineyards.

TRIP 2 – NORTH.  Tour to Aragatsotn region and visiting Armenia Wine CompanyArmAs and Van Ardi wineries.

TRIP 3 – WEST.  Tour to Armavir region and visiting Karas Winery with 500 ha vineyards planted with more than 25 European varieties and TUSHPA Wines.

Upon Completion

This is a non-credited course. A Certificate of attendance from the EVN Wine Academy will be awarded upon successful completion of the Wine Weeks in Armenia summer school program.

Program dates

12-23 July, 2021.

Program Fee

650 USD. This fee covers all academic activities, entry fees to the wineries and vineyards, including wine tastings, transport for the 3 trips, all meals during 3 trips, and full administrative support from ICARE. 10% Early Bird discount is available till May 31, 2021. Hurry up to register!

Meals  

During the trip days, the cost of the wine and food pairing experience is included in the program fee.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the program fee. Our team will readily help finding the best deal from countless options available at major online reservation platforms, including Booking and AirBNB.

How to apply

All interested candidates can apply for the summer school by sending their CVs and a short motivation letter to info@icare.am by June 30, 2021. Please, include the Summer School 2021 in the subject line.

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