Couvent Rouge Winery

High altitude vineyards in the Northern Bekaa region of Lebanon. Producing a range of distinct and terroir driven wines.

About the winery
The Couvent Rouge winery was established in 2010 in Deir el Ahmar to produce wine as a viable alternative to the illicit production of cannabis crops in the area. It was born out of the "Coteaux Heliopolis" a cooperative for vines and grapes that was founded in 1999 and supports locals farmers' yields. Couvent Rouge strives to transform Deir el Ahmar into a vine growing village and create infrastructure that will help keep the village's families in their hometown through buying their harvest at a fair price. Couvent Rouge's mission is to the put Lebanon on the map of wine producing countries, reviving what this side of the world used to produce best during the Roman Empire. Couvent Rouge is a young and modern winery, producing a full range of wines, from entry level affordable wines, to high end oak aged refined wines.

Learn more about Couvent Rouge Winery and their facilities at:

http://couventrougewinery.com/

Location

Deir el Ahmar

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 10:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00Sunday: Closed
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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
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Languages
Arabic, English, French
Children friendly
No
Region
Deir el Ahmar
Country
Lebanon
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Grenache Blanc, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, ViognierCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo
History & Geography
The region of Deir el Ahmar has been growing native grape Obeide for hundreds of years. In 1999 and with the help of French consultants to investigate the soils and determine which grapes should be planted, the Coteaux d'Heliopolis began a movement to replace illicit cannabis plants with grape vines. The vineyards have been organically certified since 2008 and the cooperative is Fairtade certified since 2009. The village is in the Northern Bekaa Valley, 17km from Baalbek, the City of Sun, where you can find the incredible Temple of Bacchus. Altitude varies from 950m to 1650m above sea level. The soil varies from red soil to clay (mainly argilo-calcaire) to gravel in higher altitudes.
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