Wine Tasting Christmas 2016

Domaine des Tourelles Tutored Tasting

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Friday 18th October 2019 | 7:00pm-8:30pm | £25 per person | Hennings Wine HQ, Pulborough Please note bottles represent tickets. 1 bottle equals 1 ticket. Domaine des Tourelles was founded in 1868 by French adventurer François-Eugène Brun and is one of the most highly acclaimed and oldest wineries still operating in Lebanon. This place has history! The Brun family owned and ran the winery up until the last descendant died in 2003 but luckily two local families – the Issa and Issa el-Khoury families – joined forces to buy the property and continue the fine tradition of winemaking.Today, this Bekaa Valley estate is run by the three Issa children – twins Faouzi and Johanne and their sister Christiane, alongside Emile Issa-el Khoury, son of one of the co-owners. This young and dynamic combination have introduced a handful of practices in the vineyards and cellar including the use of indigenous natural yeasts and no fining or filtering. These techniques along with fruit from 40 hectares of ancient, organically cultivated and dry-farmed vineyards (among the oldest in the valley) and a winery perfect for hands-off winemaking, make Domaine des Tourelles one of the finest boutique wineries in the Middle East. Domaine des Tourelles has some of the Northern Hemisphere’s highest vineyards at 3,280ft above sea level – how’s that for a #winefact? We are absolutely thrilled that Faouzi will be flying over from Lebanon to talk us all through their fabulous range of wines and hope you’ll be up for the ‘educational’ experience! We’ll also be raiding a local cheese counter and bakery to help sustain everyone on this exploration with some platters!