Château Oumsiyat | Bekaa Valley
When Joseph Bou Sleiman took over the reins at Château Oumsiyat, located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, he continued the passion and heritage which has been passed down through the Bou Sleiman family for four generations. A passionate vine grower, Joseph built a modern winery in the village of Mtein, blending respect for local tradition with modern techniques to craft contemporary wines that are a fusion of Old World and New World. The grapes are grown in the 78 hectare vineyard, situated at over 1,000 metres elevation in the beautiful Bekaa Valley, between Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti Lebanon Mountains to the east. The altitude, microclimate and soils combine in this ancient terroir to produce fresh wines with a very Mediterranean "feel".