Centuries ago, our ancestors tamed the mountainside with a maze of handmade stone terrace walls, allowing farmers to plant crops. It quickly became clear that the soil and climate of the valley were best suited to growing grapes; thus, a legacy of viticulture began.
Belle-Vue was a beautiful hotel high on the mountain, built by Naji Boutros’ great-grandfather. When war broke out in 1975, the hotel closed its doors and became the family’s residence. Symbolically, the first vines we planted in April 2000 took root in the ruins of the hotel. Years later, dozens of plots in and around the village are green with vines once again.
Our fertile valley is also home to olive groves, fig trees and heritage grape varietals (38 at last count!).
Join us to harvest figs in August, grapes in September and olives in November.
After the war, the vineyards were left in ruins. The fields that are green today, they used to burn every year.
Bhamdoun’s mineral-rich terrain marries rocky limestone, moisture-retentive clay and calcareous soil in a perfect storm for winemaking.
We practice traditional low-yield, dry farming practices, utilizing organic agriculture without any pesticides or herbicides. We prioritize water management and utilize fermented manure from vine cuttings as organic fertilizer.
We promote biodiversity to create a natural symbiosis supporting insects, bacteria, flora, and fauna.
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