Copmany History
Copmany History

The descendant of centuries-old winemaking experience of Armenia is “Vedi-Alco” company, which includes 2 large enterprises: the Getap wine factory founded in 1938 and Vedi wine factory, founded in 1956.

Preserving the traditions of Armenian winemaking, over the years we aimed to cultivate them, adding new flavors to the rich variety of tastes. Today we produce more than 40 alcoholic beverages: different vodkas, strong drinks with fruit and berry, cognac, dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet high quality wines, which are highly demanded from consumers.

Our company is constantly beholding international development of winemaking tendency and continually rearms industrial technology. The approval of that are the grape processing and product bottling newest equipment inlaid in production.

We guarantee the highest quality of our products. Excellences, which we could achieve from the hard work of our company’s specialists and the integration of new technologies.

Another guarantee of our success are the 150 hectare fields of native grape sorts in Vayots Dzor and Ararat valley, which are located 800-1300 above sea level, on hilly lands.

The “Vedi-Alco” is desired brand not only in Armenia, but also at abroad. Today, our product successfully exports to Russia, USA, Ukraine, France, Baltic countries and etc. In International taste competitions our product wins more than 90 gold, silver and bronze rewards.

Awards

Company “Vedi Alco”, with his activities over the years, not only earned the appreciation and trust of the people, but also won a variety of awards, diplomas and certificates, some of which are presented below.

In 2013, by consumers electronic voting, the company Vedi Alco was recognized as N1 Armenian brand in wine category.

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Company Vedi Alco, constantly participating in various international exhibitions received a number certificates, awards and appreciation letters.

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Wine history
Wine history

Armenia is an ancient country. It’s famed not only for being first Christian nation, but also as an oldest center of winemaking. The foundation of winemaking is staring from Noah times, Bible:

In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.

(Genesis 8:4, 9:20)

Still from 9th century B.C., viticulture and winemaking were established in Urartu kingdom.  From the archaeological excavations of the Urartu Teysheban (nowadays Red hill) castle, wine cellars were discovered, where 480 clay containers were found with a capacity of 800-1200 liters each. An olden grape seeds were found in those containers, similar to Voskehat, Kharji, Mskhali and Garandmak grape sorts. Moreover, the sulfur, found in wine cellars is verifying that the early winemakers were familiar with those technologies. The manuscripts from that times are confirming the high values of viticulture and winemaking in historical Armenia.

Recently, during the expeditions in Areni cave called Trchunneri, Vayots Dzor, various clay containers, grape branches and clusters were discovered, which proves that there was a wine industry institution in there. The authoritative expertise held in USA confirms that there was winemaking culture in Armenia still 6100 years ago. As a result, thanks to Areni expeditions, Armenia can be considered as motherland of winemaking.

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