Tavush-based family business success: from a house to a guest house and a small winery

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 19, ARMENPRESS. The nature of Tavush and the warm, family welcome are the calling cards of the Berkri guesthouse in Yenokavan; many guests from all over the world come here.

The son of the Avetisyan family – Davit, decided to make their house a guest house. In 2018 he started construction, added rooms, built an open cafe and made the house a pleasant place for guests. The whole family works here; everyone has their contribution and their role.

For the 4th year, Davit masters the cellar; Berkri wines will soon be available for sale in specialty shops. He first takes the guests on a tour of the cellar, tells the story of the wine, the method of preparation, and finally, organizes a tasting.

Berkri is one of the beneficiaries of the “Agricultural Tourism Development Program” organized by Acba Bank and Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). Thanks to the granted grant, the family opened a bakery, renovated the new furniture purchased and began the hustle and bustle of the works.

“When our friends and relatives visited Armenia, or simply our region, they always ate with us; they stayed in our house in groups of 10 to 20 people. They said – your food is good, you are very welcoming. It was then that we decided to create a family business. There was a time when we needed to add more rooms, we had two and needed two more, but we didn’t have the funds. We received support from the Acba Federation, added a bakery filled with the culture of Tavush, where we now hold master classes, and furnished everything. Thanks to the investments, we were able to double our finances,” noted Davit Avetisyan.

Berkri also organizes master classes in flatbread baking, tapestry and rug weaving, excursions and walks to local historical and cultural sites for guests.

Berkri guesthouse is located in Yenokavan village, Tavush region.

Acba Federation is the only major participant in Acba Bank with an 83.8% stake in the bank’s shares. Through its participation in Acba Bank, the Acba Federation contributes to the development of agriculture, small and medium enterprises in rural areas, community development, revitalization and development of the business environment in rural areas. and communities, and to the growth of the well-being of anyone doing business in these areas.

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Elisha A. Tilghman