Artsakh Wine Trail
Exploring the region through its unique wine
Trail length 210 km
What can be better than exploring a region with a glass of wine? As Galileo Galilei said: "Wine is sunlight, held together by water", so come to Artsakh to feel our gentle sun, drink our water from crystal clear mountain springs, taste the earth that sends its juice through the vine roots and reflects in the abundant all natural grapes yield.

Experience one of the most authentic regions on the Earth, landlocked among mountain ranges and still not civilized to a degree that nothing can surprise you. Civilized, but not globalized, Artsakh has astonishingly beautiful clean nature, unique terroirs and grape varieties, comfortable transportation and roads and, our most valuable asset, people, who are always open-hearted, open-minded and whose hospitality became a legend.

Artsakh Vinegrowers and Winemakers Association offers trails of various length with extension possibility, with overnights in village houses or hotels.
Visits to several wineries with degustations are included with all routings.
Wine trail, basic itinerary sample
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Day 1
Stepanakert – Tigranakert – Askeran - Martuni
Five wine tastings / two vineyards visit
First day's journey starts off at Stepanakert, the capital of Republic of Artsakh. We drive to visit Tigranakert, the ancient capital built by Tigran the Great in 1 century b.c. Then, after visiting few vineyards with on-site degustations, we come to lunch at a hospitable winery. After remarkable food and wine pairings we continue to Martuni region, where you will have an opportunity to stay overnight at an authentic village house and try local home-made wines as well.
Day 2
Martuni – Amaras – Karmir Shuka - Togh
Three wines tasting / two vineyards visit
Second day leads us to Amaras Monastery - the place, where in the 5th century a.c. was founded first official school in Armenia. Continuing through the vineyards we will arrive to the oldest platan tree on the territory of former USSR, will make a stop to try delicious fresh wine with local fruits and will arrive to Togh village, once valour fortress-city and now the largest village of the region, featuring many monuments dating from 4-17th centuries a.c. Togh will welcome you with a delicious dinner and some very special wines, that have been featured at ProWein, ProdExpo exhibitions and possess valuable medals awarded by European and Canadian sommeliers.
Day 3
Togh - Shushi - Stepanakert
Two wines and one brandy tasting / one vineyard visit
Waking up to a beautiful mountain view in Togh village, before moving forward, we will have a tour around the village and Melik Eghan's Palace of 17th century. Heading towards legendary Shushi, we will stop to see the natural beauty of Hunot Gorge* and after will explore Shushi, with its rich history and cultural heritage. As a conlusion to the tour, we will have a soiree in Stepanakert with a visit to the factory cellars and musical entertainment.
*subject to weather conditions