At 1,300 meters above sea level in the eastern foothills of Mount Lebanon, Chateau Khoury was established by Raymond and Brigitte El Khoury in traditional stone buildings overlooking the Bekaa Valley and Mount Hermon.
The first vines for wine production were planted in 1995 on 15 hectares and the first vinification took place in 2004. The Khoury’s son Jean-Paul studied oenology at the Faculty of Reims, and he’s now part of the family business, which is certified organic.
The Khoury’s grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc and white grapes such as Pinot noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Riesling, Chardonnay and Caladoc.
Chateau Khoury also produces arak, plum and cherry brandies, and rose and orange blossom water.
Visits can be arranged by phone a few days in advance.
Address and Contact:
Dhour Zahle, Lebanon
Tel: +961 (0)8 801 160
Mobile: + 961 (0)3 075 422
To get there from Zahle, take the road up leaving from the west side of Bardawni Restaurants. From there, continue toward the north and in the direction of Qaa el-Reem and Hazertaa, and turn left after about four kilometers.