Armenian wine festival draws hundreds in Burbank

The US Armenians
26 Jul 2021

Armenian wine festival draws hundreds in Burbank - The US Armenians

Around 700 wine connoisseurs attended the third annual Armenian Wines and Spirits Festival at Castaway Restaurant in Burbank Sunday.

Ginifest started as just an idea in 2017 and within a few short years has grown to become a popular event. This year it was a sold out show.

“Every winery that is in Armenia is going to be represented here, and it makes me so happy to have them here,” said Executive Director of Ginifest, Anush Gharibyan O’Connor.

The Armenian wine industry dates back to thousands of years.

“Armenian winemaking, wine industry and wine are very special and very unique for a few reasons. Primarily, Armenian winemaking industry dates to 6,000 years. So we have been making wine for a long long time and also some of our varietals are as old as our wine making traditions,” Gharibyan O’Connor added.

She says Armenian wines are unique and the industry has greatly developed in the past 10 to 15 years.

Armenian wine festival draws hundreds in Burbank - The US Armenians

“Indigenous varietals, high elevation, we have volcanic soil, all of those attributes are very attractive to make wine that is very memorable and can compete in the world market.”

Many winemakers have competed in worldwide competitions and have won.

Ginifest features red wine, Rosé and dessert wines as well as highlights Armenian food, artists, designers and so much more.

If you want to attend next year, the date is already set for May 22, 2022.

In the meantime, you can pick up a bottle of Armenian wines at specialized wine stores. If you live in the valley Remedy Liquor, Mission Liquor and some Trader Joe’s stores carry them. Jon’s supermarkets and Wally’s on the Westside do as well. Or you can order online at and

Source: FOX11

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