The Ancient Stories and Flavours of Lebanon

Lebanon, a country known for its rich history, breath-taking landscapes, and vibrant culture, is also home to a hidden gem in the world of wine.

Nestled in the heart of the Middle East, Lebanon has been producing wines for thousands of years, dating back to the Phoenician empire.

Today, Lebanese wines are given great acclaim on the global stage, captivating wine enthusiasts with their unique flavours and historic stories.

What makes Lebanese wines so special?

Lebanese wines are a true reflection of the country's diverse terroir and ancient winemaking traditions.

The region's favourable climate, with its mild winters and long, sunny summers, provide the perfect conditions for grape cultivation.

The vineyards, spread across the picturesque Bekaa Valley and other regions, benefit from the cool mountain air and fertile soils, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality.

The Roots: Lebanon's Ancient Wine Legacy

Long before the world became familiar with emojis, hashtags, and smartphones, Lebanon was already etching its story in the ancient vines that carpeted its hills.

Archaeological evidence traces winemaking in the region back to 7000 BCE, with the Phoenicians cultivating the land and trading their liquid treasures across the Mediterranean. In the shadows of cedar trees, Lebanon quietly emerged as a cradle of viticulture, nurturing a tradition that has endured through the ages.

Exploring the Flavours of Lebanese Wines

Lebanese wines offer a sensory experience like no other; a mosaic of grapes and flavours.

With a wide range of grape varieties, including indigenous ones like Obeideh and Merwah, as well as international favourites like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Cinsault, there is a wine to suit every palate.

The wines often exhibit a unique balance of fruitiness, acidity, and minerality, with hints of spices and herbs that add complexity and depth.

Particular highlights for us are Massaya's 'Le Colombier' - a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Tempranillo - and Domaine des Tourelle's Vieilles Vignes Cinsault.

Lebanese Wines and Food Pairing

Lebanese cuisine is renowned for its bold flavours and vibrant spices, making it a perfect match for the country's wines.

Whether you're enjoying a mezze platter with creamy hummus and smoky baba ganoush or savouring a succulent grilled kebab, Lebanese wines can elevate your dining experience to new heights.

The crisp whites and rosés pair beautifully with seafood and fresh salads, while the full-bodied reds complement rich, meaty dishes and aged cheeses.

Discover the Hidden Treasures

If you're ready to embark on a journey of taste and culture, we invite you to explore our collection of Lebanese wines. Each bottle tells a story, a testament to the passion and dedication of the winemakers who have preserved the ancient winemaking traditions of Lebanon. From the renowned and famous names to the boutique wineries taking the latest steps on Lebanon's winemaking journey, there are myriad wines to discover and flavours to savour.

Visit our shop or browse our selection of Lebanese wines online and experience the magic of this enchanting country.

With each sip, you'll be transported to their sun-kissed vineyards, where history, tradition, and artistry converge to create wines that are truly extraordinary.

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