In the late 50s in a small town in the South of Lebanon, a young boy would help his grandmother Latifeh pick grapes to make Arak, the national drink of Lebanon, an aniseed-based Eau De Vie. He would gaze at the sky, watch aircrafts passing by and dream about flying.
The dream turned reality: "I flew for 43 years and never worked a day in my life. During my years of service, while flying over the Southern mountains of Lebanon, my passion for vineyards made me long to be amongst the vines. And so, Karam Wines was founded in 2002 in my beloved home town of Jezzine in Southern Lebanon.
Back then, out of the 9 wineries in Lebanon, most were located in the Bekaa region. In our search for a new identity and a new taste for Lebanese wines, we were the first to plant wine grapes in the South and are today, among the 56 wineries that Lebanon counts, the only winery located in this region of Lebanon." – Captain Habib Karamread more