Beirut: Wine Tasting Holiday
Paris of the Middle East
Wine production is big business in Lebanon, so a wine tasting holiday in Beirut is ideal. Wine making started over 6,000 years ago in Lebanon – introduced by Phoenician wine traders who sold their wines throughout the Mediterranean – and today you’ll find a thriving wine industry, producing countless award-winning wines that are exported to Europe, the UK, the United States and the rest of the world.
So, unsurprisingly, there are many excellent opportunities for wine tasting when on holiday in Beirut. One of the main wine-production areas in Lebanon is the Bekaa valley – around 75km away from Beirut. It’s well worth the journey for some excellent wine tasting, particularly if you visit between April and November, with September being the best month for tasting during the grape harvest. Just a few of the excellent wine producers that you should look out for in Lebanon include Domaine Wardy, Clos de Cana, Enotica, Couvent St. Sauveur, Nabise Mont Liban, and Chateau Kefraya.