Welcome to the website of the Union Vinicole du Liban (UVL), Lebanon’s official association of wine producers. This site outlines the background, mission and activities of the UVL, directs you to the sites of our members and offers other useful data about Lebanon and Lebanese wine.
The UVL was founded in 1997, one year after Lebanon joined the Office International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV).
The objective of the UVL is to consolidate and build on Lebanon’s image as a wine producing country by highlighting its proud history and promoting its potential. The UVL gives a voice to Lebanon’s wine producers, brings them together in one harmonized entity and defends their interests. It has developed legitimacy for Lebanon’s export ambitions within the EU and other international markets, such as the US and Canada.
Membership of the Union Vinicole du Liban is open to winery-owning producers as well as non-executive members, who have an interest in, or who support, the Lebanese wine industry.
Lebanon produces 6 million bottles annually from regions all over the country, principally in the Western Bekaa and the hills above Zahleh. A wide variety of grapes are grown, including the traditional Lebanese types as well as more recent arrivals.
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