Dar Richi – Hanan

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About the wine

Summary: minimum intervention, still red wine

Place: Bousit – North Lebanon (800m)

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Malbec (29%), Sangiovese (11%)

Soil: Limestone

Farming: Organic

Alcohol: 14%

Sugar: 0 g/L

Grape Yield: 20hL/Ha

SO2: 19 PPM

Winemaking: Picked at the beginning of September and de-stemmed into stainless tanks, the wine is fermented for 10 days at 25 degrees celsius and racked off skins. The wines go through Malolactic Fermentation naturally, they are racked twice before being bottled in late spring.


Abdullah Richi is a Syrian refugee who fled the violence of the Syrian war and sought refuge in Lebanon. With a keen interest in winemaking, Abdullah learned the craft by observing our wine maker, Eddie Chami (left above), and used his newly acquired skills to create an exquisite red wine, which he named after his wife, Hanan.

Despite the challenges he faced as a refugee, Abdullah remains determined to pursue his passion and dreams of returning to Syria to establish his own winery. His unwavering dedication to winemaking is a testament to his resilience and hope for a brighter future.

Learn more about Abdullah’s story here

Winemakers Eddie Chami and Abdullah Richi standing in a field. Abdullah is holding a bunch of grapes.
Winemakers Eddie Chami (Left) and Abdullah Richi (Right)