Kimley LLC is a small-scale winery located in Areni
Village (109 km from the center of Yerevan), Vayots Dzor
Region. It is situated on the left side of the Yerevan-Meghri
highway, close to the signboard “Areni”. Local people know
Kimley LLC as Michael’s winery.
in 1998, Kimley LLC is
mainly involved in production of
semidry and dry wines. Since 1998, along with new wine
production methods, the company has recovered the traditional
methods of Areni wine production. They focus on preserving the
traditional viticulture of the region. In addition, they have
adopted up-to-date methods essential for high quality wine
Farmers of Areni, Aghavnadzor
and Rind villages supply Areni
and Kakhet grape varieties used for the production of high
quality tasteful wines.
winemaking activities start in the field with selection
of high quality grape. As soon as the grape is
delivered to the winery, it is smashed and skimmed in the
fermentation basin. After the fermentation cycle is completed
the sediment is separated and the rest of the mass is pressed
for secondary sediment. After this process, the wine is kept
for one year. The wine is aged for three years in oak barrels.
Later the wine is bottled and labeled. Aging continues in
bottles if necessary.
company produces nine brands of semi dry and dry wines.
final product is packed in
cardboard boxes, plastic shrink-wrap boxes
(12 pc), and souvenir packs (2 pc). Wines are stored in
cellars under 14-20° C.
annual wine production is 100-120 thousand bottles and about
50-60 thousand bottles are sold annually. The rest is kept for
Tavinko Company and the
Lebanese “Noranor” Company
imported 3. 000 and 1. 800 bottles accordingly in year 2000.
company intends to increase its annual
production up to 600-700 thousand bottles.
It has planned also to add new wine brands and new products
such as brandy, vodka and raisin, which are traditional for