Armenia is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. Evidence of wine production dates back to the 9th century BC and the country is believed to be the source of the first cultivated vines over 600 years ago.

During the Soviet Union period, Armenia grew massive amounts of grapes, supplying 25% of the USSR's brandy in the 1980's. Since then, the country remains committed to brandy production but there has been a renewed interest in wine. There has been a recent movement to revive ancient winemaking techniques and the country is experiencing an increasing uptick in quality.

Though there are no legal appellations, there are six major winemaking regions. Wineries often source grapes from all over Armenia, producing wine sometimes called "Armenian Soup" rather than terrior driven wines. (Wine/Appellations)