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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 St Thomas in the middle of the vineyards. The vineyards on the hillside cover 20 hectares of vineyards, with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Cinsault, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Merlot, Muscat d 'Hamburg, Syrah and Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) are planted. The first vintage was 1998. The wines are called "Les Gourmets" in Rouge (Cinsault, 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" (Cinsault, Grenache Noir), as well as the fortified sweet wines "Délice des Moines" (Grenache Noir) and "Le Miel du Clos" ( Muscat d'Hamburg). They mature in a natural cellar that has been cut into the rock to a depth of 20 meters. Every year around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which 80% are exported.

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