01 Jun Chateau Oumsiyat
Virtual Tasting Room:
Almost as good as being there!
Named to the list of one of World’s Best Vineyards in 2021 and 2020, Chateau Oumsiyat is currently under the leadership of fourth generation winemaker Joseph Bou Sleiman and his family. With its vineyards located in the fertile Bekka Valley, the wines produced from these grapes are refreshing but reveal concentrated fruit. Bou Sleiman focuses on growing a wide spectrum of grapes including native Lebanese varietals Obeidy, Merwah, and Meksassi. He aims to produce wines that are balanced, elegant, and share the essence of the terroir. Bou Sleiman has built an exquisite destination winery in the village of Mtein, that includes a restaurant and guest rooms.
- The wine industry has historically been dominated by men. As such, little is known about how many women actually work in the industry, nor what roles they might play. “ Cynthia Bou Sleiman. At Chateau Oumsiyat Cynthia is a driving force behind the family winery, as the Co-owner and Development Manager. She is also a devoted wife and mother of four.
- Named as one of the world’s best vineyards by World’s Best Vineyards for two consecutive years. Chateau Oumsiyat is a fourth-generation family-run winery in Lebanon with spectacular views overlooking the coast and dense pine tree forests producing wines from the indigenous Obeidy and Merwah grapes.