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History

History

"Artashat-Vincon" is the only one of the RA brandy factories with its geographical location, which stands in front of the biblical Mount Ararat.

The "Artashat-Vincon" CJSC produces wine material, conducts distillation - turning wine material into the brandy alcohol.
The brandy spirits from grape harvests of 1979 - 2019, in the process of ageing in the two-story cellars of 15000 m2 area.
The plant, being multi-profile, inherited the best traditions and retained a worthy place in the brandy and wine industry of Armenia.
For decades, the company has strengthened its reputation as a reliable partner for both Armenian and foreign organizations.

 

History
1877
1877

The merchant of the first guild, the supervisor of the school near St Sargis church Nerses Tairyan is considered to be the founder of Armenian wine and brandy making.
In 1877 he founded the wine factory on the ruins of Erivan fortress.

1898
1898

Nerses Tairyan had some difficulties with the realization of the ready products, and in 1898 he rented then in 1899 he sold his factory to the "N.L. Shustov and Sons" company, that was the leading producer of the Russian alcoholic spirits in the 19th century. In 1899 the "N.L. Shustov and Sons" purchased the "Armenian Wine, Brandy and Alcohol Factory" from Nerses Tairyan, and began expanding their raw material supply basis.

1898
1905

In 1905, they established the ARTASHAT WINE FACTORY.The "N.L. Shustov and Sons"manufactured brandy brands: One-Year, Two-Year, Fin Champagne, Fin Champagne Best, Extra, that contained 60% spirit by volume. 

 

1905
1922
1922

In Armenia (after joining the USSR in 1922) all the winemaking enterprises were nationalized and
collectively were called ARARAT TREST
During the 70 years of the USSR, the ARTASHAT WINE FACTORY was expanded and rebuilt. The
Rectification-Tower - first in the Republic, the bottling-unit - the second by power after "Yerevan Wine
Factory", the only unit for grape concentrate production and other relevant units were installed at the
factory.

 

1995
1995

In 1995, this Factory was privatized and
the Abrahamyan family became its
owner. Privatization opened new
horizons for the owner, who always seeks
the perfection of the business.
Thanks to the hard work of the highly
qualified professionals, a new page in the
Armenian brandy production was
opened.
 

 

1995
2002

In November 2002 Hovik Abrahamyan was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the City Council Artashat and handed over the management of the factory to his elder brother Henrik Abrahamyan.In 2002, the "Artashat Wine and Brandy Factory"OJSC was transformed into the "Artashat-Vincon"
CJSC.

2002
Today
Today
There are three flow-lines for grape accepting and processing allows to receive and process (15000 to 20000 T) of grapes during the harvesting season.There are 10 pieces of the distillation equipments of French Charente type, with a productivity of 200-220 thousand liters a/a brandy alcohol per month.
At the «Artashat-Vincon» brandy spirits are aged in modern two-story cellars of 15000 m2 area with more than 7000 oak barrels and over 200 units of enameled-oversized storage tanks pregnant with oak-wood layers.
The composting workshop is equipped with deionizer, powerful freezing aggregates,  color-cooking Boiler which allow to process 5000 DL brandy in one day.
«Artashat-Vincon» CJSC also has:
  • Barrel-workshop, for repairs and making new oak-barrels;
  • Laboratory for the necessary research at all stages of the production process;
  • Auto Park;
  • Supporting facilities and much more.
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