Coteaux de Bortys
In the village of Eddeh, Coteaux de Botrys overlooks the city of Batroun and the sea and has been producing red wines and arak since 1998, and a 300-year-old farmhouse serves as the winery’s cellars. The vineyards cover 10 hectares and range in altitude from 250 to 400 meters above sea level, and Coteaux de Botrys produces three red wines (a blend and two varietals), using Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Grenache. The grapes are cultivated for low yield and high quality and only organic fertilizers are used.
Wine critic Michael Karam has cited their Arak Kfifane as possibly the best in Lebanon.
The winery also hosts lunches with wine tastings on every first and last Sunday of the month between June and September. Tours outside of these dates are possible but must be booked in advance.
Address and Contact:
Main Road – Eddeh, Batroun District, North Lebanon
T: +961 (0)6 721 300
Mob: +961 (0)3 238 937
+961 (0)3 517 508
To reach the winery from Beirut, take the coastal highway to the north and turn right just before the large checkpoint at Batroun (there are signs indicating a wine route). After climbing for a few kilometers, the winery is sign-posted to the left. After the turn, follow the road for about another three kilometers and you’ll find the winery on the right.