Khndoghni is an ancient dark-skinned red grape variety indigenous to Armenia. Its name, Khndoghni derives from the Armenian word “khind”, which means laughter. It is a medium to late-ripening grape resistant to fungal diseases and drought, but very sensitive to frost. Khndoghni produces alcohol-rich red wines, which are very suitable for making sweet fortified wines. It is one of the upcoming grape varieties from Armenia especially the expressions which are matured in Caucasian oak barrels that are sourced from the same area, and are known for its great ageing potential. The grape is as well found in Azerbaijan under the name Sireni, and it is planted only in these two countries.