Karas is without a doubt the most prominent winery in Armenia and that is certainly because they have the most famous wine consultant and winemaker Michel Rolland make the wine. The winery is located in the Ararat valley where the soil is of volcanic origin. It has slightly eroded clay formed by basalt, with high levels of carbonate and limestone, volcanic tuff and alluvial rocks. The valley has a continental highland climate with hot summers and cold dry winters.
Karas also has on its labels: 6,200 years Crafting Wine and there are very few houses that can put this on their label. The Karas Wines is owned by the Eurnekian family. Sustainability, family, tradition and expertise come together at Karas Wines, an Armenian winery under the eternal gaze of Mount Ararat. The mission is to produce world-class vintages from our own vineyards in Armavir, Armenia.
Karas, the name of the winery, means "amphora" in Armenian, a sacred clay wine vessel that has been used here for 6,000 years. That, combined with Armenia's ancient oenological culture, inspires Karas to chart the future of wine's birthplace while also reclaiming the mantle as a producer of the world's most coveted wines.