Cave Kouroum, Winery Producing Superb Lebanese Wines
In the Bekaa region’s heart, on the steep slopes of Barouk Mountain, lies a charming village of Kefraya where Cave Kouroum appears. At the winery, the winemakers use a perfect blend of traditional methods and new technologies to make superb Lebanese wines. The estate stretches over 7500 square meters, making it a special place for young wine lovers to enhance their wine knowledge.
Story of Cave Kouroum Winery’s Origins
The story of grape growing in the Rahal Family is decades old. In 1998, Mr. Bassim Rahal entered the wine world as a negotiator of the grape harvest sales. In the same year, he decided to begin producing wines in a new winery, and this gave rise to Cave Kouroum and a unique vintage Brut de Cuve. His first wine gained huge appreciation at Vinexpo Bordeaux in 2001.
Mesmerizing Landscapes at the Winery
On the eastern slope of Barouk Mountain, overlooking the landscapes of Bekaa emerges the vineyards. Vine cultivation expands over an area of 180 hectares where a wide variety of grapes are grown, including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Carignan. With diversity, some patches of the territory are dedicated to Cinsault, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Marselan. Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Clairette, and Muscat are also produced at Cave Kouroum.
The upper part of Cave Kouroum Winery, built with modern architecture, flanks a large and elegant patio with a well equipped tasting room.
The lower part is where the actual magic begins where vinification and aging of wines occur in stainless tanks and French oak barrels and barriques.