Chilar is unique with its high sugar content. In blend with Kharji, it is possible to produce
high-quality fortified wines – white portwein or sherry, also for brandy.
Chilar is one of the main Armenian autochthonous white grape varieties, cultivated in the
central regions of the country. Chilar is also demonstrated in almost all winemaking regions of
Armenia in small quantities: there are no large vineyards of this variety.
The variety belongs to eco-geographical group of eastern cultivars.
Chilar is sometimes considered the Moldavian Telti kuruk by mistake, but in reality they
are totally different cultivars, similar to each other only in the shape of bunches.