A gate from Europe to the Near-East, Lebanon prides itself with a history intimately connected to wine.
Along Iraq and Armenia, Lebanon has been the cradle of winemaking since the sixth millennium BC with its very own Bacchus temple (Roman god of wine), erectedsometime during the first two centuries of our era. Enriched by the knowhow of French missionaries since the nineteenth century, the country of the cedar enjoys an ideal climate for the art of wine. It also benefits from abundantwater springs and plenty of sun during most of the year, as well as a great terroir. The high levels of lime and some red clay guarantee the high quality of the wine produced in the Bekaa Valley.
At 1200 meters high, located between the Mount-Lebanon mountains, and the magnificent Bekaa Valley, Domaine de Baal has been prospering since the first plantations in 1994. In 2006, after spending many years in Saint-Emilion, Sebastien Khoury the owner and winemaker of Domaine de Baal came back to Lebanon and started building the winery and made the first vintage of the estate.
Each year the calcareous soil, the manual harvesting, the organic processes we follow and which fully respect the life cycles of both the soil and vineyard, coupled with the grapes we have chosen (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), allow us to create one Red and one White reflecting the distinctiveness of our soil.