Coteaux Du Liban, Family-Run Winery in the Bekka Valley
Beautifying the Bekka Valley’s rolling hills, Coteaux Du Liban, a family-run wine estate, is located on the outskirts of Zahle in Lebanon. Preserving medieval Phoenicians and Romans’ legacy, the winery delivers excellent red, white, and rosé wines.
Coteaux Du Liban Winery produces traditional Lebanese Brandy, Eau de Vie, and Lemoncello in addition to their wine selections.
About the Winemaker
Nicolas Abou-Khater established Coteaux Du Liban in the late 20th century. He was a young and determined oenologist, graduated from the University of Burgundy. After his untimely death in 2009, his wife Roula and his son Roland acquired the winery estate. A pianist by profession and unfamiliar with winemaking, Roula worked hard to keep the winery running. Today, mother and son showcase the Bekaa’s terroir’s jewels with great pride in the wines they produce.
Grape Varieties and their Cellar
Coteaux Du Liban Winery owns an area of 15 hectares and cultivates a broad array of grapes. The prime vine varieties include Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, and Grenache. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Obeidy are some of the additional gems of the winery. Roula and Roland apply limited human intervention in the vineyards and let Mother Nature do all the work. The grapes are handpicked after ripening to ensure quality.
In the cellar, the fermentation and aging processes are carried out with the utmost care. Coteaux Du Liban has stainless steel tanks with wine cooling devices attached. Their maturing and refining takes place in wooden oak barrels to keep the aromas and organoleptic characteristics intact.