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Domaine Wardy

Wine brand of the company "Solifed" (Société Libanaise de Fermentation et de Distillation) in the town of Zahlé in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, The origin dates back to 1893 when the Ghantous family started producing arrack started. In 1946 the families "Ghantous" and "Abou Raad" joined forces. In 1971, the Wardy family took over the shares of Abou Raad and founded "Solifed" for the production of Arrak and vinegar. In 1996 she became the sole owner and named her brand-leading product "Arak Wardy". In 1997, the companies Ghantous & Abou Raad and Solifed united. In the same year Solifed began to produce wines under "Domaine Wardy". The own vineyards in Zahlé and Kfour Zahed cover 39 hectares, another 56 hectares are leased. They are with the red wines Arinarnoa, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Cinsaut, Marselan, Merlot and Syrah, as well as with the white wine varieties Chardonnay, Clairette, Gewürztraminer, Muskateller, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc and Viognier planted.

Premium wines are "Private Selection Red" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah), which matures in new barriques for 14 months, and the "Barrique" Private Selection White (Muscat, Viognier). Other brands include "Les Terroirs" (Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Marselan, Arinarnoa), "Château Les Cedres" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah) and "Clos Blanc" (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Clairette). With the 1999 vintage, the range has been supplemented as a Lebanese specialty by varietal wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Around 50% of production is exported, mainly to Sweden, France, Ireland, Great Britain, Japan and the USA.

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