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Heritage

Heritage
Kab-elias
Lebanon
Phone: 961-8-500609 / 961-3-777502
www.vinheritage.com
Contact: Dargham Touma
Email: wtouma@vinheritage.com

We open the doors of the Heritage winery to welcome you in the heart of the most beautiful vine growing areas in the world "The Bekaa-Valley".

Cold and snowy winters, dry and hot summers, cool nights and misty mornings, brick-red clay and chalky soil, are all ideal conditions for getting vintages that produce exceptional wines.

Grapes varieties include syrah, merlot, cabarnet-sauvignon, morverdre, carignan, grenache, cinsault, ugni-blan, clairette, Sauvignon-blanc, chardonnay and muscat.

"Heritage" is a new class of Lebanese wine. Created from a unique variety of the best grapes of the Bekaa valley, it is considered by connoisseurs as a "Grand Vin".

The profound taste of its aroma, is the outcome of a long experience that makes "Heritage" an authentic representative of the Lebanese "Grand Vin".

The passion and the art involved in its production accentuate the pleasure of tasting this perfect wine.

Nothing is left to chance. Heavy investments, constant effort with on accurate mixture of art and technologically scientific knowledge in the preparation of the products have made an excellent reputation for our wines. Today Heritage is a true reference for quality and tradition.

Most wine history books agree there is no doubt wine was first made in the Middle East. Noah, Naboth, Christ, St. Paul, the great Roman Temple at Baalbeck, are all but few of the evidence that support this fact, Theories even exist to suggest that a large number of red and white grape varieties were distributed as far as Europe by the Phoenicians from what is now Lebanon, and are ancestors to many of the grape varieties today.

The Easter Mediterranean was the France of the ancient world. In the Middle Ages, the wines of Tyre, Sidon, and the Bekaa Valley in modern Lebanon, were among the most expensive and sought-after in the world. This continued until the eighth century when wars stormed over the region and winemaking became a scarce practice. In the nineteenth century, after Phylloxera destroyed Europe's vineyards, the Easter Mediterranean witnessed a new boom in winemaking.

And so it was that in 1888, Jibran Elias Touma established one of the first wineries and distilleries in Lebanon in the small town of Kab-elias in the Bekaa Valley to produce wine and Arak the national Lebanese drink.

Continuing in the family tradition of his father and his grand fathers, Dr. Dargham Elias Touma has combined the winemaking art of his heritage with a PhD in food and beverage science specializing in the "Grand Vin", the high quality wines that age.

Thus was the birth of "HERITAGE", a new class of Lebanese Wine.

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