With Syrian tanks, Israeli fighter jets, Hezbollah and numerous other militia ploughing through your vineyard it’s a wonder any wine is made here at all, let alone wine whose quality can shine on the world stage with the best of them; yet it does! Despite all the hostilities life in the vineyards has continued and it is testimony to the resilience of these producers that an amazing number of small, hopeful and quality-minded wineries are now establishing roots, primarily in the Bekaa Valley. Here grapes are grown at a cool climate height of 1000 metres, receiving no fewer than 300 days of sunshine per year and no rain during harvest. Although the vast amount of wine comes from the Bekaa Valley there has been an emergence of new wineries spreading north and west toward a more Mediterranean influenced climate.