11 May Chateau St. Thomas
Chateau St. Thomas
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Established in 1990 by noted Arak distiller Saííd Touma, Chateau St. Thomas is helmed today by his son Joe-Assaad, agronomist and winemaker, and family members Nadia, Nathalie, Claudine, and Micheline.
In addition to cultivating the noble varietals, the winemaking team cultivates Lebanon’s local indigenous Obeidy grapes. Chateau St. Thomas is part of the “Wine Mosaic” project in Lebanon, Greece, and Turkey which is preserving and promoting rare grape varietals. To showcase Obeidy, Joe-Assaad has created Obeidy St. Thomas, a 100% Obeidy wine. Additionally, the team creates blends including Les Gourmets Blanc, Rosé, and Rouge. Other blends include Les Emirs and Chateau St. Thomas. Estate vineyard wines include Chardonnay St. Thomas, made from 25-year old vines; Pinot Noir St. Thomas is the first pinot noir wine in Lebanon; and Le Merlot, a 100% merlot made from 20-year old vines. A delightful and refreshing rose, Noor El Ain, is also available created from a blend of Carignan, Syrah, and Obeidy.
Located on the vineyard property is an intimate chapel dedicated to Saint Thomas. Celebrations including weddings, baptisms, St. Thomas Day, and other blessed events are observed there. And of course, toasts after feature award-winning Chateau St. Thomas wines.
- Noor el Ain is known as the largest pink diamond in the World. It’s also a Lebanese expression that symbolizes respect for a dear person, a mother, a sister…Chateau St Thomas is happy to reveal our latest bottle, Noor El Ain, perfect to share on Mother’s day. (March 21. 2021)
- Chateau St. Thomas, a family-run vineayrd sits on a hill overlooking the Bekaa valley, where the the Romans had once created the Temple of Bacchus, a tribute to the Roman god of wine. Chateau St. Thomas is part of the “Wine Mosaic” project in Lebanon, Greece, and Turkey which is preserving and promoting rare grape varietals. To showcase Obeidy, Joe-Assaad has created Obeidy St. Thomas, a 100% Obeidy wine.
- Obeidy is one of the local indigenous Lebanese white grapes, originally used for arak. Obeidy St Thomas is part of Wine Mosaic project that protects and promotes the native grapes. Enjoy this very refreshing summer white wine, that reflects the original taste of the Lebanese Terroir.