Passion and heritage from father to son since 1950
dEstablished for the last 4 generations in winemaking, Bou Sleiman family, very attached to local values perpetuates its expertise and ensures the respect for tradition to the constant qualitative improvement of its wines.
Established for the last 4 generations in winemaking, Bou Sleiman family, very attached to local values perpetuates its expertise and ensures the respect for tradition to the constant qualitative improvement of its wines.
Assuming the family torch, Joseph Bou Sleiman continues the work of his father Victor and starts building a new winery in the village of Mtein and expands the wine production.
A great passion of the vine and a remarkable experience in the wine growing let Joseph patiently pupil wine.
After several years of experience, “Chateau Oumsiyat” observes light. Branded with the influence of traditions which is the essential creative base for the bandage and adaptation for the product and its future.
Created with care and dedication, this wine represents the fusion of the Old world with the new world style of wines.
The excellent balance between beauty natural and harmony of the labor of farmers and man-power is guided by the advice of our oenologists who claim to lead to better production methods so that these wines acquire their most beautiful soul.
- Wine philosophies:
The vine growing, the manual harvesting and the wine making process are conducted with a constant respect for our environment with care and rigor and with permanent quality objectives.
Oumsiyat noble wine is made mainly with grapes from vineyards cradled in a beautiful farm named “Bekaa Valley”, situated at an average altitude of 1000 meters between the Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the east.
Our Resource Vineyards cover an area of 78 hectares square. The introduction of new varieties of grapevines is still in progress and is done extensively in our vineyards.
Bekaa Valley vineyards are like a museum of rare and un-cloned vines.Terroir is a well-defined geographical area in which a human community builds, over its history, collective production knowledge based on the interactions between physical and biological environments (climates, soil,—-) and a set of human factors ( skills in the vineyard and the cellars, production rules,–).Terroir type is granular clayey calcareous soil with a ph around 8.2.Some other soils are pebby, sandy-clayey which ensures water retention and restriction regularly.
- Climate:With such varied geology and geography, Bekaa Valley is highly suited to vine growing, the vines benefits from a heavy rains and snow in the winter, and from an exceptional amount of ideal sunshine and a hot dry climate in summer, cool nights compensate for the hot days. The regular mistral wind, which deters desease and promotes healthy growth. The Mediterranean climate helps the grapes ripen easily.The Vineyards particular location, with thermal amplitudes day / night up to over 20 degrees in summer, favors a slow and gradual maturation of the grapes for the beneficial aromatic complexity and freshness of wines.
- Vineyards diversity:Oumsiyat wines are vinified from grape varieties: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, tempranillo, Arinarnoa, Cinsault, Grenache, Carignan, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, clairette, uniblanc, Obeidy