About Us

Armenian Wine Importers was formed by Charles Masraff with the purpose of importing wines from Armenia to sell in the UK both through the wholesale and retail market. Charles spent 5 years living in Yerevan, Armenia from 2006-2011. There together with Linda Fergusson he ran a successful small restaurant and outside catering business. He also worked closely with USDA(United States Development Agency) on a number of rural development projects and through USDA’s rural development arm CARD was introduced to several wineries in Armenia.

Armenia is one of the oldest wine-producing nations in the world. Prior to Armenia’s independence in 1991, there was a great propensity in Soviet times to mass produce grapes for making Armenian Brandy. However, in recent times in recognising the importance of their indigenous grape varieties-there was a new determination to combine their excellent terroir and climate with their winemaking skills to produce a range of new wines-now truly world class. This is the cutting edge of wine-making!

Initially we are importing 9 different wines from 4 wineries though it is expected that the number of varieties will increase in time.