On September 15, the 5th Annual Artsakh Wine Festival organized by the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Artsakh Republic was held on the territory of the Melik's Palace in the village of Togh, Hadrout district. Over 28 winemakers from all over Armenia and Artsakh gathered to present their best wines.
The cultural and concert program started traditionally with the consecration of grapes. And the star of the event was a donkey, harvesting the winemakers. The beloved band "Voices of Artsakh", ensemble of folk song and dance "We and Our Mountains", Artsakh State Dance Ensemble participated in the concert program.
The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan, State Minister Grigory Martirosyan, Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan, Minister of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh Lernik Hovhannisyan and many other high-ranking officials of Artsakh and Armenia.
The Artsakh wine festival has become a favorite event among the Artsakh people and guests, hosting more than four thousand visitors from all over the world every year.