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Château St Thomas sal - Kab-Elias, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Tel: +961 8 500812/3, Fax: +961 8 500814 E-mail: ClosStThomas@gmail.com | info@ClosStThomas.com | www.ChateauStThomas.com Chateau St Thomas is a family business founded in 1990 by Saïd Touma and his family. Mr Saïd Touma, a passionate man, with a 50-year-old experience in the distillation and fermentation of grape juice (both his father and grandfather were important producers of Arak, traditional Lebanese drink also fruit of those vines), has inherited his father’s passion for vineyards and wines. The estate is located on a hill overlooking the Bekaa Valley at an altitude of more than 1000m. It comprises a vineyard (65 hectares) well exposed on the eastern slope of Mount Lebanon, and a cellar dug 25m into the rocks including a wine warehouse for fermentation and ageing. The first vintage appeared in 1998.

The noble grape varieties planted (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, etc) are accustomed to the climate conditions and geological characteristics of the Bekaa Valley: a Mediterranean and a semicontinental climate characterized by cold and rainy winters and hot and dry summers. The soil is superficial, well-drained and is constituted of a  mixture of limestone and pebbly clay. The abundant natural environment, the ancestral know-how of the Lebanese grape growers and the art and Passion of Mr. Said Touma all combine harmoniously to produce these exceptional wines. Saïd Touma, along with his family (Nadia, Nathalie, Claudine, Micheline and Joe-Assaad - oenologist formed in France -as well as a group of devoted technicians), who are all wine lovers, work hard to ensure that the wines of Chateau St Thomas have a promising future ahead of them. Chateau St Thomas has become the pride of the wine production in Lebanon. The wines have been awarded more than 60 medals in prestigious international wine competitions since 2002.


Chateau St Thomas invites you to taste the different wine vintages and visit the Chapel dedicated to St Thomas.

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