I am writing from Beirut, the very active and beautiful Lebanese capital. I’m here to visit the Horeca Exhibition, to meet with some potential clients and to attend to BIFEX where I’ve been invited as speaker.
Today I wish to share with you a great experience I had last Sunday in the suggestive country side. I had the pleasure to visit a wonderful vineyard and winery.
“The vision behind the wines IXSIR is to reveal the best local Lebanese sometimes forgotten for generations. Created by friends sharing a common passion for wine and Lebanon IXSIR is the culmination of their dream. They managed to develop fine wines that will be forever associated with the land of their ancestors. The wines IXSIR combine a rich variety of grapes grown on land carefully selected to symbolize the diversity of Lebanon. Batroun, north to Jezzine, south through the Bekaa Valley to the east, the vineyards chosen include everything the country has to offer. Winemaking and aging in cellars are above which rests the mansion. Located on the hills of Batroun, this bastion of regional heritage dates from the 17th century and overlooks a modern vineyard whose heart is sustainability priorities. It combines all the resources of the earth to give birth to wines that reveal the secrets”.
Trust me, the wine has a great taste but what surprised me the most is that this winery was selected by the CNN as one of the greenest building in the world; and what a building.
Well, I believe in this case images talks more than words, therefore, please enjoy: