In the foothills of Lebanon, amidst the rugged landscapes that have borne witness to the ebb and flow of civilizations, lies a unique tradition steeped in history—monks making wine. For centuries, these monks have tended to vineyards and honed their winemaking craft, drawing upon techniques passed down through generations. This storied tradition finds its origins in the early Christian era, when monks established monasteries in the region, seeking spiritual solace in the remote mountains. With dedication and reverence for the land, these monks transformed barren slopes into fertile vineyards, cultivating grapes that yield some of the world’s most esteemed wines. Today, Lebanese monasteries continue this ancient tradition, producing exceptional wines that reflect the region’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Throughout the experience, guests can expect to learn about the unique terroir of the region, which imparts distinctive flavours and characteristics to the wines. They’ll discover the art of fermentation, aging, and blending, witnessing firsthand the alchemy that transforms humble grapes into exquisite vintages. From tending to the vines under the watchful eye of experienced monks to participating in the harvesting and crushing of grapes, every step offers a hands-on opportunity to connect with centuries-old traditions, gaining a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of nature, spirituality, and winemaking.

To culminate the experience, a special feast awaits, where guests can savour the fruits of their labour alongside the monks. This communal gathering offers a chance to share stories, forge connections, and experience a moment of true communion.

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