Established in Zahle in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, Domaine Wardy has roots dating back to 1891. Our terroirs’ distinctiveness is reflected in our grapes and our passionate know how is applied to produce a range wines. The uniqueness of each Domaine Wardy terroir sets the ideal conditions for growing diverse varieties of red and white grapes: Zahle Vineyard in the middle of the Bekaa Valley: Plain alluvial and clay terroir at an altitude of 900m above sea level. Kfarzabad Vineyard on the slopes of Anti-Lebanon: gravel and clay terroir at an altitude of 1000m above sea level. Bhousha Vineyard of Mount Lebanon: East sloping terraced calcareous clay terroir at an altitude of 1250m above sea level. The four generations of winemakers who have run and worked at Domaine Wardy since then have all stayed true to their authentic Lebanese history and culture of winemaking. This isn’t a winery looking to emulate Old World producers, but celebrate the millenia of Lebanon’s unique culture. The Wardy wines are all remarkably light, delicate and elegant, standing in stark contrast to the characteristically big and bold styles of Lebanese wine. In being true and committed to our roots and culture, we are at the forefront of ancient techniques and modern winemaking that aims to reflect the terroir and history of one of the world’s oldest wine regions, the Bekaa Valley.
Aromatically, this unoaked, gold-white wine is fresh, clean and agreeably understated, with just a whisper of spice to it. The palate has some of the plump fleshiness typical of Bekaa wines without being opulent, a sense of green-apples and perfumed, musky palate, soft vibrant acidity, more faintly earthy spice and a cleansing subtle clean finish.