Château Heritage


Château Heritage

Most wine history books agree that there is no doubt wine was first made in the Middle East. Noah, Naboth, Christ, St. Paul, the great Roman Temple at Baalbeck, are all but few of the evidence that support this fact.

Theories even exist to suggest that a large number of red and white grape varieties were distributed as far as Europe by the Phoenicians from what is now Lebanon, and are ancestors to many of the grape varieties today.

And so it was that in 1888, the Touma Family established one of the first wineries and distilleries in Lebanon in the small town of Kab-elias of the Bekaa-Valley to produce wine and Arak Touma, the national Lebanese drink.

Continuing in the success, tradition, and experience gained by the Touma family with their Arak Touma, the Heritage Winery was established and released its first modern wines in 1997.

Heritage is a family produced wine that preserves the traditions of wine making while mastering the state-of-the-art technologies in the production of varietal wines.

Heritage is a new class of Lebanese wine that is created from a unique selection of the finest grapes of the Bekaa Valley. It stands to be the best representation of a true Lebanese wine.

The Philosophy behind Heritage wines is based upon four major elements:

  • Best-in-Class vineyard cultivation, the care required for it, and production of wine from gathered grapes.
  • Making use of the old experience and winemaking secrets passed over three generations of wine making fathers.
  • Mastering the use of the state-of-the-art wine making technologies.
  • Passion and Enjoyment of Lebanon and Wine Production. We are a Lebanese wine making family and we love it.

More: Château Heritage

Blanc de Blanc (Lebanon)

Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier

Pale yellow colour with silver reflections. Nose of lemon, pineapple and exotic fruits. Fresh mouth, elegant and full.

Plaisir du Vin 2014 (Lebanon)

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cinsault

Intense red colour with fantastic nose of jam and black fruits with fine herbs, cedar and tobacco notes. Superb mouth with a perfect equilibrium of black fruits with coffee and cocoa. Very impressive length. It is a perfect companion to all red meats

Chateau 2011 (Lebanon)

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

Manually harvested in exceptional years. Dark red colour. The very fine nose shows remarkable complexity with aromas that recall truffles, caramel and forest fruits. Beautiful and elegant balance on the palate with a perfect finish.

Family Reserve 2003 (Lebanon)

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

Rich, deep ruby remaining purple at rim. Intense, penetrating and very spicy bouquet, unashamedly expressive. Dense, fleshy and intense on the palate; remarkably youthful but with obvious development and depth. Layers of sumptuous flavours, revealing hints of liquorice, cinnamon and dried fruit. Full bodied yet subtly caressing the palate where it lingers seductively.

Vinoix (Lebanon)

Varietals: Muscat, Ugni Blanc

A sweet wine, made to a secret Touma family recipe made from Muscat and Ugni-Blanc, macerated over green walnuts. A unique taste; not too sweet and with the unmistakable flavour of the nuts. Drink chilled as an aperitif or as a dessert wine.