Wine and Brandy Factory „SHANAZARYAN“. Heirloom is quality assurance! The „SHANAZARYAN“ company got the highest rank (87 points out of 100) in the open competition of the best Armenian brandy-makers. The „SHANAZARYAN“ Wine and Brandy Factory was established in Armenia in 2005 as a family enterprise. It is named after the owners‘ name, and with its name and family’s reputation it guarantees the product quality and emphasizes traditions of Armenian wine-making. Company product lines were established in Parakar Wine and Brandy Factory, which was situated in the fertile Ararat valleys. But as soon as the „Shahnazaryan“ family enterprise was established these lands were not enough. And it was decided to build a new complex for wine and brandy production in Egvard situated at the foot of the mountain Ara on the vast territory among fruit gardens, vineyards and fields 15 km away from Erevan. This is a very beautiful place with a rich history. Magnificent two-storied old church Zoravar built in the middle of the VII century decorates the vineyard at the west side. This church was built by an Armenian duke Grigor Mamikonyan. The eastern side of „Shahnazaryan“’s vineyard is decorated with a burial vault Astvatcatsin, which was built in 1301. The complex develops rapidly in this blissful region both as a massive wine-making enterprise and a vineyard (near the Wine and Brandy Factory there is a new vineyard with the area of 50 ha). Nowadays the company is the member of Armenian Brandy-Makers Union, and it is considered to be in the top five leaders, possessing major old brandy spirits stocks.