About the Winery
In 2008, an unyielding faith in the art of wine drove Varuzhan Mouradian and his family to uproot their lives in Los Angeles and embark on a generational journey in Armenian wine culture. And so Van Ardi was born. Located in the ancient wine making region of Aragatsotn, Van Ardi is one of the first boutique wineries of the Armenian wine renaissance. It is a passion project through which our dreams of music, art, culture, dance, and wine come together to spread the awareness of wine as a lifestyle, to reawaken the wine lover in every Armenian and the Armenian-wine lover in every traveler around the world. Our vision of placing Armenia on the global wine map is well underway.
The terrain at Van Ardi is endowed with rocky volcanic soils, rich in minerality and perfect for wine. The vineyards are sloped south-southeast, at an altitude of 1,050m above sea level. The microclimate is dry and windy, warm in the day and cool at night – the reason why we encounter little to no diseases in our vineyards.
These foothills of mount Aragats have a historic calling for winemaking that dates back over 5000 years. Our passion to work with the land and to harness the vast potential of Armenian grape varieties has proved just as fruitful as the unique terroir of Sasunik