Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory
Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates216 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
(+) The best part of the tour is the story underneath the wine cellar and the brandy tasting afterwards. The history museum is also interesting but…

(-) The guide feels like a bit rush while explaining maybe due to time constraints. Taking video around the area is not allowed and the photos are just like a quick snap because you need to move on to the next exhibit.

Note. Must have a reservation and also be on time. Payment is upfront and there are two different tours that they are offering.

Souvenir Shop. The staff feels like bothered when we decided to but some alcohol drinks after the tour. Maybe a little welcoming to the tourist would help.
Written November 10, 2021
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Steve_and_Karen_B
Newbury, UK93 contributions
May 2022
For the Noy factory visit, you can pay either 5000 AMD (in which case you’ll taste one very old Malaga wine, and 5 and 10 year old brandies) or 15000 AMD (in which case you’ll taste an even older Malaga, a very old port, and 10 and 20 year old brandies). We went for the 15000 AMD option.

The tour was interesting – they have a fine museum, and the barrel cellars are very impressive. The 100-year-old Malaga wine was extraordinary, and the other tastings were all good too. There are two things we would have liked to be different:
(a) There wasn’t much science. We’d have liked to have been shown more about the brandy making process (not just the aging).
(b) The brandy tasting at the end was hurried. If you have a glass of 20 year old brandy, then you want time to savour it – you don’t want to be told to drink up and leave.
Written May 22, 2022
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johnpX9266YY
Boston, MA24 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We booked tour upon recommendation of tourism office. Be aware, they are not trained and know very little. The tour starting place was hard to find and even when we did, staff lacked language skills (or we did) to confirm we were in the right place for the 5pm English speaking tour. We chose the most expensive option which was around 45€ or $50. The tour guide was a professional looking 30ish year old woman who spoke very quickly, and I got about 60-70 of what she said. She wasn’t a story teller, just facts, dates, etc. so I think I’ve already forgotten most of it. The cellars are awesome. The smell wafts out as you enter and then descend a few floors. Wow, the barrels and ambiance are quite unique. The first tasting was a port and madere wine from early 1900’s. The experience was spoiled by the hurried nature of the guide. We are drinking some lovely delicious things and this guide is hurrying us along like we are on a Disney ride. I kept thinking, her delivery is like a Stepford Wife automatron. Then the final tasting was a 10 and 20 year brandy but no one was able to finish because after 5 minutes she moved us along to the end of the tour, like unwanted pigeons. But I’m not a pigeon, I’m a 61 year old buyer. And, as I took a couple of pictures, I missed the announcement which she delivered before I entered the ‘welcome area’ where we arrived and also doubled as the exit. I asked my wife, as we walked down the street, “Why couldn’t we buy anything?” And she said the guide asked hurriedly, just before I entered, does anyone want to buy anything? Please train the guides in hospitality and sales. It will improve the experience for the client.
Written October 11, 2023
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Michael A
Iran1 contribution
Oct 2021
the experience was very irrigating even worse. In the beginning we were pushed to be in hurry!! they would not give you time to look at the items and push you to run through the sections. NO USE OF GOING THERE. they treat as military commanders.
Written October 16, 2021
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Ladan Bagherzadeh
Tabriz, Iran6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very nice place to visit. But, please be careful about selecting the tour leader. Mine was a lady with long dark hair who made me enjoy the tour less. She was very aggressive and not welcoming.
The place is worth visiting.
Written October 9, 2021
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Peyman P
Tehran, Iran1 contribution
May 2014 • Friends
This visit reinforced for me what I had come to believe about Yerevan: that this city, despite its potentials, does not yet know how to treat tourists. We just visited NOY Brandy Factory today. Very interesting place in many ways: impressive architecture, great exterior and interior design, beautifully arranged showrooms, and above all the amazing cellars . . . and of course the BRANDY itself. I just wish this was a self-guided tour like most wine tasting tours in Napa Valley because the guide ruined the whole experience for me. My wife, me and my 4 year old daughter got there at around 2 pm. We didn’t have a reservation and didn’t know we needed one. We went right in through the main entrance and told them we were there for the brandy tasting tour and asked if children were allowed to visit. “Of course,” they replied, and asked us to wait for our guide. Seconds later we met Alla (or Ella or something like that) who looked more like a beauty salon girl than a guide. And there started the half hour rush rush tour during which Alla kept gargling out with heavy accent a wealth of information recital like about the factory, fidgeting impatiently with a “hey move it now” kind of look on her face every time we lingered to snap a photo. She didn’t like being interrupted especially if she thought you had just asked a dumb question. There were also all these Armenian guys in factory uniforms hanging around the place mostly inside the cellars who stared at us with half suppressed sneers that would give you the feeling that you were at the wrong place and certainly not welcome. Every single time we approached one of the guys the girl would get engaged in a lengthy conversation with them in Armenian, and she gave you no doubt that they were talking about you and they shared the same feelings towards you. I honestly think she would fit better in an escort service type of environment.
Our overall impression of the visit: Bi..h!
Written May 20, 2014
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Alireza123
Tehran, Iran761 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
Very beautiful and historical castle which is now a famous factory.
I like the tour . I learn something about history, culture and factory.
If you want pick just one between Ararat and Noy. Pick Ararat( the other one).I visited both and enjoyed .
Written November 24, 2019
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JGDynamo
Canada2,158 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Toured the Noy Erevan Brandy Factory recently, we enjoyed our time there and the tour was great although it was mainly looking at barrels and tunnels. For 5000Dram (about $15CAD, $12USD) we got the full tasting with the cognac which was delicious and well worth it. I was less keen on the wine sampling but my wife enjoyed the wine immensely.
Written July 21, 2017
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MelH64
Greater London, UK281 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Be sure to book at least a day in advance. The whole experience takes roughly an hour including tasting, which costs 1000 Dram extra. Just over a pound Sterling more, giving you a standard, 10 yr old, and 20 yr old mouthful.
A pleasant way to spend some time.
Written September 17, 2015
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,808 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
The guided tour involved a visit to their small museum area where the guide told us about some of the more important artifacts, then we went to one of the large surface-level storage facilities, then we went down underground into the cellars. (Note: There is an elevator if you cannot take stairs.) We were unfortunately not allowed into all the tunnels because they've had some problems with the roof falling in on the oldest areas. The underground areas were the most interesting and you can really smell (literally) the history here. While we were in one of the underground areas we tasted our first brandy. At the end of the tour we were brought to a nice dinning area where they served us two more brandies, fresh fruit, chocolate, and bottled water -- all included in the tour.

The woman who led the tour was a bit rude, honestly, and it seemed like she would rather have been doing almost anything other than guiding us. Every line she said seemed very recited and when we asked questions she rolled her eyes at us and acted as if it were an incredible inconvenience for her to try to answer our inquires. She spoke good English.

The cost was 3600 dram ($7.50 USD) per person which on a per-person cost is pretty cheap, considering the drinks and food included. But we had a group of 9 people and so the total cost was $67.50, which is very, very expensive for a 1 hour tour in Yerevan. I think they should cap the price at something like $20 per group.

We were advised to call ahead, so we called on Thursday to book our tour for Saturday. The person who answered the phone did not speak English, but she connected me to someone who spoke perfect English to schedule the tour. We scheduled the last tour of the day at 3pm. They close promptly at 4pm, a fact which both our guide and the cashier at the shop repeatedly reminded us. We were in the shop around 4:05pm and she was literally booting us out. The shopkeeper also acted like she was very inconvenienced by our presence -- just very interested in closing the shop and going home. So, I'd highly recommend you take the 2pm or earlier tour and maybe you won't get such attitude from the guide and shopkeeper. (Note: They don't do tours on Sundays.)

Despite the attitude from the guide and shopkeeper, actually it was a very good experience and something to see, especially if you don't do these kind of things frequently. I learned a bit about the history of the process and history of Yerevan. And the brandies were quite tasty. I do recommend the Noy Brandy Factory tour.
Written January 31, 2015
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