Batroun Mountains is a family-owned and operated winery in North Lebanon. It is dedicated to crafting wines that reflect the values of the Hark family. We learn more about this wonderful place.
The vineyards of Batroun Mountains wines are located in the mountainous region of Batroun District in six villages, at altitudes varying from 400 to 1,500 meters above sea level.
Batroun, a coastal city, is located 50 km north of Beirut. Growing grapes in the mountains is challenging due to the rocky terrain, and it is labor intensive mainly because the grapes are grown on narrow terraced vineyards. Vines struggle in this dry, well-drained stony soil, producing superior quality grapes of well-concentrated juice with intense flavor and color. This struggle is what makes the grapes and the wines dynamic.
The mountainous region of the Batroun District hugs the northwestern coast of Lebanon and continues east into the mountains. At elevations ranging from sea level to 2,000 meters, the air transitions from the salty taste of the sea to the cool and fresh crispness of the mountains. Winding roads sneak through the ridges and valleys, as if disguising secrets of the landscape from the visitors. The vineyard’s terraces line the hillside to give maximum exposure to the grapes. Olive trees sway as the vines reach for support. Each element of the landscape adds personality to the bottle of wine.
When opening a bottle of Batroun Mountains wine, one can taste and smell the mountains, the secrets of the hillside, the struggle of the vine, a neighboring olive branch and the faintest hint of sea below. Each bottle tells a story. Indeed, there are no fewer than six types of red wine, three whites and a rose.
Quality is created in the field, and my job is to preserve it throughout the gentle process of winemaking,” says Assaad Hark, owner of Batroun Mountains.
Furthermore, the wines and grapes are certified organic by “CCPB,” conforming to EU organic standards
Batroun Mountains Tasting Room
Facing Villa Paradiso Hotel, Street 14, Batroun Old Souks
Batroun Moutains Organic Winery
Rawabi Road, Batroun