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About Our Vineyards

BOUSIT

Location: Zgharta district, North Lebanon

Altitude: 800m

Soil: Limestone

Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bousit is an area famous for indigenous grape varieties. The soil is very rich in limestone and it sits on a peak in Northern Lebanon that overlooks the sea. Its proximity to the sea adds some humidity and moisture to the vines, and also the cool sea breeze helps in preserving the acidity of the grapes.


WADI ANNOUBINE REGION

Location: Bsharri district, North Lebanon

Altitude: 1300-2000m

Soil: Sandy, Volcanic, Limestone

Grape Varieties: Merwah, Sabbaghieh and Maghdouche

Wadi Qannoubine is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wadi is arabic for “valley”, surrounded by historic villages, it’s minutes from ski resorts and the famous Cedars of God. The vineyards have not been tendered for years due to war, immigration and land mines. Wadi Qannoubine is a typical Mediterranean Alpine region with cool summers and cold winters. It has a maritime climate in the coastal areas with cool night-time breezes that keep natural acids high.

MAKSAR MERSEL REGION

Location: Northern Bekaa, Ainata-Cedars region

Altitude: 2420m

Soil: Limestone, Clay

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cinsault, Viognier

One of the most unique viticulture regions in the world. This terrain was inhabited by Cedar and Juniper forests and it was a haven for the Nubian Ibex. Geographically, to the east, is the Temple of Baalbek, and to the west, the Cedars of Lebanon, which has the oldest cedar trees in the world. The climate is a combination of alpine and continental, with snow-blanketed rigid terrain in winter. Mersel has gravel limestone and clay vineyards on alluvial plains, encircled with Juniper trees and the odd cannabis plantations. There is an abundance of sun in summer; cool nights with over 20°C of diurnal temperature variation. It is considered to be the Lebanese Mendoza. The unfortunate reality of global warming has allowed us to explore this region, a quest that was unimaginable 10 years ago.

 

Location of Our Vineyards

The location of our vineyards facilitates the growth of indigenous grapes. The weather conditions in the area, where it is snowy during winter and warm during summer assists in controlling diseases and thus facilitate an organic growth of the grapes. Basically it is mother nature and terroir that do the work, where the vineyards are naturally watered throughout the year either by rain, snow, or natural springs.

Our vineyards benefit from the optimum soil and weather condition where they are distributed between Bousit, Wadi Qannoubine Region, and the Maksar Mersel Region at an altitude that ranges between 800 and 2500 meters above sea level.


In addition to producing high-quality wines and spirits, we are committed to giving back to society. We grow our own grapes but also buy grapes from local farmers to encourage the revival of indigenous Lebanese grape varieties. Our work ethics revolve around equality, sustainability, positive rural life, and a positive social impact on our community.

Mersel map from Nas_edited.jpg