Six Thousand Years of Wine

4100 BC: Areni-1 cave site of the world’s oldest known winery, discovered in 2007
Early years, pre 1920: Stable and growing horticulture environment
Soviet Era, 1920-1991: Innovation at a standstill; historic varieties uncultivated
New dawn, 1992 to present: International interest piqued. Investment in DNA     technologies to identify grapes from old monasteries and villages. Creation of “historic world” designation, separate from new world and old world wines. Includes: Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon