Domaine des Tourelles

+961-8-540114 Chtaura (Main Road)

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The origin ot Domaine des Tourelles goes back to the 19th century joining the history of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley Francois-Eugene Brun, founder of the Tourelles wine property, was born in Chezery (Ain - France). The young military engineer left his village for Marseille where he established himself. A few years later, he was hired by an Ottoman company working on the opening of the Beirut-Damascus road. On this occasion, Francois-Eugene went to Lebanon and settled cown in a small village called Chtaura in the Bekaa Valley. Fascinated by the beauty of the green valley that reminded him of his homeland, Brun established in 1868 the Domaine des Tourelles to make of it the first commercial winery in Lebanon producing wines, arak (the famous Lebanese alcoholic drink), and other liquors. The growth and the development of the distillery were boosted by a considerable demand for the cellar's products; taking profit of the strategic position of Chtaura as an indispensable halt for the Beirut-Damascus travelers, Read more »

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