The House of Alluria – Armenian Winery Producing Natural Wines
Machanyan Family winemaking traditions began in the small village of Alyur situated near Van. The name of the village comes from the Alluria River, which flows around the village. Inspired by the several centuries of family winemaking traditions, the Machanyan Family created Alluria wines from local indigenous grape varieties grown in their own vineyards. Their vineyards are located in the city of Vagharshapat, st. Echmiadzin of Ararat Valley, Republic of Armenia. At Alluria Winery, located in Vagharshapat, the winemaking team produces only natural wines. The family-run winery loves to showcase their rich traditions through their winemaking and create unique wines that genuinely reflect their skills and the rich terroir of the Armavir region.
The Local Grape Varieties Grown
Winemaking in the Machanyan Family has been going on for several years. Alluria wines are made using Armenian varieties of “Haghtanak,” “Karmrahyut,” “Khndoghni,” and “Voskehat” grape varieties. “Haghtanak” and “Karmrahyut” grape varieties grow in their own vineyards of Vagharshapat, st. Echmiadzin of Ararat Valley, where the hot climate, and the sandy, clay soils provide the perfect conditions for growing grapes. The best quality grapes are handpicked and processed in the cellar to make their unique red, white, and fortified wines.
Alluria Winery’s philosophy of winemaking is to create all-natural wines, with their family’s traditional methods, using the process of spontaneous fermentation, meaning that no commercial yeasts have been added, and without or with low levels of sulfites.
Special Storage Area of the Winery
The winery also has a special storage area for their clients to store their wines for as long as they wish. This service is free of cost and very useful to their guests. Their collection of wines includes the red wines of Alluria Classic, Special, Reserve, Grand Reserve, Special Reserve, Elegance, and the white wine, Alluria the Beauty. The wines have a great natural, fruity taste, and the winery welcomes visitors to the estate for a wine tasting and other exciting activities. The natural beauty of the region makes the experience complete.