12 Apr Vertical 33
Virtual Tasting Room:
Almost as good as being there!
Located far south at latitude 33, the wine making team at Vertical 33 is dedicated to enhancing the microclimate of Mount Lebanon. Delighted by the discovery of native obeidi grapes on the mountain, Dr. Eid Azar, encouraged his friends and colleagues to join him in a winemaking venture and Vertical 33 was launched in 2011. A new winery that features gravity flow fermentation was built in 2019 to aid in the minimal intervention the winemaking team makes to the grapes. Wines include a Cabernet Sauvignon; Pinot Noir; Rose; Cinsault Du Soir; Cinsault Brutal; and Obeidy. While in Beirut visit the Vertical 33 tasting room and enjoy wines paired with seasonal and local products.
- Meet Eid Azar, a medical doctor trained at NYC as an infectious disease specialist who returned to Lebanon in 2007 and while hiking in 2011 was happily surprised by pre-phylloxera wild “Obeidi” grapes surviving years of neglect in decaying terraces. His excitement led to teaming up with several partners to create Vertical 33 located far south at latitude 33.