When Frenchman François-Eugène Brun laid the foundation stone of Domaine des Tourelles in Chtaura back in 1868, he couldn’t have known that he had just begun to write the story of a marvelous Lebanese wine. Honoring this great heritage of artisan know-how and quality, Domaine des Tourelles produces today the best of wine, arak (its famous label “Arak Brun”) and liqueur.
The prestigious Property is classified among the finest boutique wineries of the Middle-East, described in the Financial Times as “the most seductive winery” in Lebanon. Domaine des Tourelles’ bottles have ever then conquered admirers all around the world with more than 10 countries proposing its labels.Discovering Domaine des Tourelles is a must to enter the charming world of Lebanese wines.
Built in 1868 with stone walls and wood ceilings following the traditional Lebanese architecture, the winery knew several expansions throughout the years. In the 20th century, red roof tiles were added and the edifice took its final form that remains till today. The winery was built following an intelligent ancestral design that takes advantage of the best outdoors’ factors (keeping an ideal ambient temperature all year long).
The concrete vats (very rare in Lebanese wineries) provide the best biological conditions for a natural wine making process; which preserves the authentic taste of Lebanon’s “terroir”. Today, private visits are organized to the winery where the guests can admire its unique collection of old machines that are worth of a museum.
Jdita – Chtaura (Main Road)
Bekaa Valley – Lebanon
Tel: +961-8-540 114