Ampelographic characteristics:

Yellow-white or amber with slight brown stains
Sugar content – 23.3-26.5 %
Leaves are medium sized, round, and five lobed. Bunches are medium, cylindrical, branched. Berries are small, round, white.


Kanachkeni, Katvi Achk, Kharji, Khach Kharji, Pishik

Resistance to diseases:

Low resistance to fungal diseases.

Vegetative features:

Medium – late maturing The variety reaches its technical ripeness in the middle – end of September, Shoot development is strong. The yield is medium to high – 8- 17 t/ha.

Climate conditions:

Soils are rocky, calcareous and sandy. Frost resistance is low.
Wine characteristics:
Voskehat is used for wine, grape juice, resins production, as well as it is consumed freshly as a table grape. The variety allows producing wines of diverse styles and types. Those can be fortified wines like sherry, in case of late harvest – dessert wines. In the highland areas of Armenia it is possible to produce nice dry wines from light and fresh style to buttery and complex one, as well as lively sparkling wines. The dominant aromas of this variety are pier, melon, flowery notes. The variety has gor a very good aging potential.
Historic notes:
Voskehat is an ancient autochthonous Armenian grape variety, also called the queen of white varieties. Translated from Armenian, the name of this variety means “golden berry”. Some of the Voskeat vines in Armenia are more than 150 years old and still bear fruit. According to the number of archaeological excavations in Taishabaina (Karmir Blur), the cultivation of Voskehat started more than 3-5 thousand years ago. During those excavations, the analysis of the antiquated seeds proved they belonged to Voskehat. According to one of the legends Voskehat was as valuable as gold, and paid a tribute with it: here comes another name of it “Kharji”, that is a tribute. Voskehat is widely expended in Ashtarak, Echmiatsin and Armavir. It is also cultivated in other winemaking regions of Armenia.