According to Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia 23medals were won by Armenian wine making companies at the 2017 Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards in Neustadt, Germany. In a tough competition between 6200 wines from 150 countries Armenia won 10 gold and 23 silver medals .
Armenia was represented via nineteen winemaking companies with 58 namely products. The participation was made possible thanks to Winemaking and Viticulture Foundation of Armenia, which was assisted by CBI a center promoting imports form developing countries.
The International Wine Awards, first held in 2001, took place in February 2017 and registered 33 Grand Gold, 1043 Gold and 1392 Silver medals. The wine was tested by 200 professional juries from 44 countries.
The countries that got the most medals were Spain 486 , Italy 484, France 337 , Portugal 302 and Germany 285 .
The official statement of Mundus Vini says “At the 20th anniversary event of Mundus Vini, which is regarded all over the world as one of the leading competitions for sparkling, still and liqueur wines, wines from abroad also received 275 medals, while those of less well-known origins such as Armenia, Mexico, Russia or China appealed for their excellent qualities.”
The Armenian wines that won gold medals were: 2015 Van Ardi Areni, Kakhet, Haghtanak; 2015 Van Ardi Areni Reserve, 2015 Van Ardi Syrah Reserve, 2013 ArmAs Karmrahyut Reserve, 2015 Voskevaz Karasi collection Voskehat, 2014 Takar Reserve, 2013 Karas Reserve Winemaker’s Selection Blend, 2009 Old Bridge Red Dry Reserve, 2015 Getnatoun Areni Noir Aghavnadzor Village, 2014 Trinity Eh Areni Noir.
The Armenian wines that won silver medals were: 2013 ArmAs Voskehat Reserve, 2016 Armenia Muscat, 2014 Tariri, 2014 Takar Areni, 2015 Voskevaz Hightanak, 2014 Voskevaz Voskepar Voskehat, 2015 Karas White Dry Wine, 2015 Karas Red Wine, 2015 Getnatoun Voskehat, 2015 Koor Dry Red Wine, 2014 Koor Reserve, 2014 Chateau Rind, 2014 Kataro Sireni Reserve Togh.