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Clos St. Thomas

The winery in Kab Elias in Lebanon was founded in 1997 by Said Touma. His cellar master is Labib Kalls. It was named after a chapel dedicated to Saint Thomas, which lies in the middle of the vineyards. The hillside vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Cinsaut, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Merlot, Muscat d'Hamburg, Syrah and Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano). The first vintage was in 1998. The wines are called "Les Gourmets" in Rouge (Cinsaut, Carignan, Grenache Noir), Rosé (like Rouge) and Blanc (Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc), "Les Emirs" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Carignan) "Les Sultans" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah), "Tradition" (Cinsaut, Grenache Noir), as well as the fortified sweet wines "Délice des Moines" (Grenache Noir) and "Le Miel du Clos" ( Muscat d'Hamburg). They ripen in a natural cellar carved into the rock to a depth of 20 meters. Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, of which 80% are exported.

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