Winemaking

  • Lebanon produces 7 million bottles (7,000 tonnes) annually
  • At least dozen new cultivars were been introduced to the country in the early-mid-90s.
  • Today there are 2,000 ha cultivated for the production of wine.
  • Some producers are experimenting with new terroir – notably in Batroun, Kfifane, Bhamdoun, Richmaya, Majdel Maouche and Jezzine as well as areas in the Eastern Bekaa – but most of the viticulture for wine grapes takes place in the Western Bekaa and the hills above Zahleh.
  • Domestic consumption has increased to 1 liter per person per year, or some 4 million bottles (including imported wines).