Nestled in Lebanon’s breathtaking Bekaa, Deir El Ahmar boasts two captivating wineries. As USAID’s Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) project is working to raise the profile of the district and improve its tourism offering, we reveal the wineries to discover in Deir El Ahmar.

With a history steeped in winemaking, Deir El Ahmar offers a unique experience for wine enthusiasts. Its favorable climate and fertile soil create the perfect conditions for cultivating exceptional grapes.

Couvent Rouge

If you are a wine enthusiast, a visit to Couvent Rouge Winery in Deir El Ahmar, Lebanon, is an absolute must. Nestled in the heart of the village, this winery is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. It’s a modern and sophisticated winery, with a breath-taking view on the Bekaa Valley.


Established in 2010 by the Habchi and Fakhry families, the project started as a complement to the Coteaux d’Heliopolis cooperative.

Couvent Rouge Winery takes great pride in producing a wide range of wines to satisfy every palate. For red wine enthusiasts, they offer Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Cinsault and Grenache Noire. Lovers of white wine can indulge in Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat and Grenache Blanc. The winery’s dedication to traditional winemaking techniques ensures that the wines produced are of exceptional quality and reflect the unique terroir of the region.

Beyond its outstanding wines, Couvent Rouge promises visitors a truly memorable experience. The winery’s idyllic setting and ambience create a perfect backdrop for spending a delightful afternoon with friends or family.

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or simply appreciate a good glass of wine, Couvent Rouge Winery is sure to leave a lasting impression. It combines modernity, picturesque surroundings and exceptional wines, to create an unforgettable destination within Lebanon’s wine country.

To find out more information or to plan your visit, call +961 71 888714.


Chateau Barka

Situated in the heart of Deir El Ahmar, Chateau Barka beckons wine enthusiasts to explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Lebanese winemaking.


Owned and managed by the Geagea family, Chateau Barka Winery boasts a century-long legacy of grape cultivation and wine production in the Bekaa Valley. Passed down through generations, the family’s devotion to winemaking is deeply rooted; each bottle is infused with passion and meticulous attention to detail.

At Chateau Barka Winery, a diverse range of wines can be enjoying, each offering a distinctive flavor profile. The crowning jewel is the Chateau Barka Reserve, a signature wine crafted from a harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months, this full-bodied wine tantalizes the palate with its intricate layers and complex character.

Visitors to Chateau Barka Winery are treated to an immersive experience that encompasses guided tours of the vineyards and production facilities. These tours offer a captivating insight into the winemaking process and the illustrious history of winemaking in the Bekaa Valley. Additionally, the winery hosts tastings, lunches and dinners, providing an opportunity for guests to savor the wines and arak — an anise-flavored distilled spirit — while immersing themselves in the unique flavors of Lebanese winemaking.

Committed to sustainability, Chateau Barka Winery embraces organic farming practices and employs eco-friendly methods.

The winery also offers bed and breakfast services and actively engages in social initiatives, supporting local communities while promoting cultural heritage in Deir El Ahmar.

For wine enthusiasts seeking an authentic and unforgettable experience, Chateau Barka Winery stands as a testament to Lebanon’s winemaking prowess, where tradition and innovation unite to produce remarkable wines in a breathtaking setting.

For more information, call +961 71 212 878 / +961 81 296 532 / +961 1 489 088 or visit


Other wineries

There are also several other renowned wine brands in Deir El Ahmar that prioritize producing wines of exceptional quality, even though they may not have their own dedicated wineries. These brands source their grapes from the region’s finest vineyards and collaborate with experienced winemakers to craft exquisite wines that showcase the unique characteristics of the Bekaa Valley.


This article is part of a joint project to promote tourism destinations across Lebanon, launched by the Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Hospitality Services. The content of this article is the sole responsibility of Hospitality Services, and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.



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