Chateau Kefraya sal

+961 8 645333/444 Sin El Fil - Jisr El Wati - rue Ecochard - Immeuble Fattal, 3eme étage P.O. Box 16-5768 Achrafieh
Beyrouth,
Lebanon View map

Chateau Kefraya is one of the top wines to come out of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Situated in the Mount Lebanon foothills, the vineyard site was founded in the late 1940s by Michel de Bustros. He renovated an ancient castle and set to work clearing the land, digging vineyard terraces into the mountains and preparing the soils. The higher elevations would maximize sun exposure and natural cooling conditions so the grapes would be perfectly balanced. This effort took nearly another 30 years before the first wine production began. 

Lebanese vignerons need a tough skin. Not only do they have to deal with the usual calamities that befall viticulture, such as vine diseases, drought, and frost, but also frequent periods of political instability and violent clashes with neighboring countries. The first vintages of Chateau Kefraya were produced just in the midst of the Lebanese civil war. The castle and vineyards were near very close to battle scenes and bombing and mortar dodging was an everyday reality Read more »

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