Prints of ancient grapevine were discovered in the clay lake sets of the upper flows of the river Eghegis in the Armenian Vayots Dzor region and the archeological researches of those prints proved their 4-5 thousand year origin. Other ancient artifacts unearthed by archeologists state the grapes were used in the second half of the VI millennium B.C. and were discovered in the Neolithic residency of Aratashen, not far from Vagharshapat.
Ararat plain is the most important farming and historical as well as cultural center of Armenia. The researches of the Armenian grapes seeds discovered from excavations of the VIII-VII centuries BC largest cities of Van kingdom (Urartu) located in Ararat plain show that they belong to the processed grapes grades.