The West Bekaa Valley sits in an ideal pocket for winemaking - the mountains provide protection from the desert heat to the east and maritime rains to the west. This is where you find Château Kefraya which has remained in the Bustros family for generations and is currently in the care of Michel de Bustros. Vines were planted on the estate in 1951 and then again in 1979, in the midst of the Lebanese civil war. On land where Phoenicians were fermenting grapes over 4000 years ago, Michael honors his ancestors with wines that speak of this place - practicing sustainable
Sustainable viticulture is the journey of continually improving one's ability to minimize farming's environmental and social footprints by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in order to to promote soil health, with an ethos that also takes into account energy use, water use, farm biodiversity, climate change and worker welfare and safety are issues.
agriculture and promoting biodiversity. French grape influence is apparent here - particularly Rhone varieties including Cinsault - which has been growing in this region for over 100 years.