Chateau St Thomas
Established in 1995 by Saïd Touma and his family on a hill overlooking the Bekaa valley, Château St Thomas estate is a vineyard spreading over sixty-five hectares.
Château St Thomas is the masterpiece of Saïd Touma & his son Joe-Assaad. Saïd Touma, a man of passion with more than 60 years of experience in distillation & fermentation of grape juice who inherited the legacy of producing Arak since 1888 & passed it to his son Joe-Assaad, an agronomist & winemaker who followed in the family tradition with equal passion for great winemaking & graduated from France (Montpelier & Bordeaux). The philosophy of the winemaker, Joe-Assaad, is to improve his vineyards to obtain maximum quality wines reflecting the generosity of an exceptional Bekaa Valley Terroir, & to respect nature with a modern winemaking approach to create rich balanced wines with fresh aromas. Saïd Touma, along with his family (Nadia, Nathalie, Claudine, Micheline and Joe-Assaad) -as well as a group of devoted technicians- all wine lovers- work hard to ensure that the wines of Château St Thomas have a promising future ahead of them.
The noble grapes varieties cultivated (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Cinsault, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc) as well as the local indigenous grape variety, Obeidy, are accustomed to the climate conditions and geological characteristics of the Bekaa valley.