Wine from Lebanese monks has great potential in France

A wine produced by the Lebanese Maronite Order was among the organic beverages that were showcased at Vinexpo Paris.

The Adyar brand, offering a range of organic red, white, rose, sweet and ice wines, plus the traditional Lebanese drink Arak, exhibited in the WOW! section as it looks to increase sales in France.

The Lebanese Maronite Order cultivates vines in eight regions at altitudes between 410 metres and 1600 metres.

Yara Haddad from Adyar claims that even when French or Spanish grapes are used, the wine has a character unique to Lebanon, because of the climate and soil, adding: “This kind of wine has great potential. We would like to grow our business in France. “

Most Adyar wines are associated with a particular monastery, although some are the product of grapes from more than one.

Photo: The Adyar wines from Lebanon