The vineyards of Trinity Canyon are located near the village of Aghavnadzor situated in the heart of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor region. The altitude of about 1300 meters, an incredible mixture of volcanic, gravelly and sandy soils together with Armenia’s continental climate boasting 250 sunny days per year have created a unique terroir of Vayots Dzor where a range of impressive wine styles is created.
Trinity’s main focus is to reveal the potential of Armenian autochthone grape varieties by drawing on best organic viticulture practices. We believe that the quality of the wine starts in the vineyards and only with perfect and healthy grapes you can make your best wine. Minimal use of organic pesticides, meticulous pruning and canopy management together with maintaining low and concentrated yield allow us to uncover the potential of Armenian cultivars and to create wines of desired quality.
Vineyards of Areni, which is the main grape variety growing in Vayots Dzor, are divided into 3 plots, planted in 2003, 2009 and 2013 respectively. All vines are own rooted with Double Goyot pruning system. At most our Areni yields about four tonnes per hectare. Only with such a low yield we are able to get maximal concentration of the berries and highest extraction during the vinification. Silky, powerful, with refreshing acidity - Areni never stops to astonish us!
Voskehat (Khach Kharji), although one of the most prominent white grape varieties of Armenia, was a discovery for us. We started to experiment with this cultivar in 2014 trying to use it for our ancestral line of wines made in karases (ancient Armenian terracotta vessels). Voskehat has incredibly complex aromatic profile with astonishing fruity and flowery aromas and vivid acidity, which allows it to be used for different wine styles - from light and crisp classic whites to bold skin macerated orange wines.
In 2013 a small plot of Trinity Vineyards was planted with international grape varieties, including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. This initiative, unique in the region, was undertaken to understand the terroir of Vayots Dzor and the affinity of different cultivars to our soil and climate conditions.