At one point and time Lebanon and Syria were the center of the civilized world and producing some of the first fine wines. Of course this was thousands of years ago and since then the region declined in the world market of wine where it was replaced by Europe in this role.
But a recent trend has those looking for extremely high-quality fine wines filling their wine carriers again with a wine from the Middle East. Renewed interest in the old vineyards of Lebanon and Syria has doubled the amount of acreage raising grapes to once again make amazing tasting wines.
With the perfect weather in the high altitude areas combining with soil rich in limestone this creates the ideal environment for growing wine grapes. The vineyards are taking these luscious grapes and using old world methods to create a wine that is selling extremely well in Europe. These brands are not in the lower end of wines and enthusiast who understand the long tradition of the region are more than willing to pay for a fine bottle of wine from the Middle East. For a truly amazing tasting wine that is full of rich tradition these vineyards are producing some excellent vintages.