A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The blend varies from year-to-year depending on what we believe will produce the highest quality wine possible.
Château Qanafar represents the best of Château Qanafar’s terroir. A full-bodied wine aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Complex and exuberant with notes of cassis and ripe black fruits married to velvety oak tannins. Good acidity to balance the fruitiness and a remarkable equilibrium between attack, mid palate, and finish.
Gilbert & Gaillard Gold Medal Award 93/100
Aged in 225L French oak barrels for 12 months. Ideal for immediate enjoyment and aging of at least 20+ years depending on storage conditions. Best served at 17°C after decanting for one hour.
Pairs well with rich grilled meats and vegetables, braised beef, aged hard cheeses, glazed chicken, duck and tuna.
Château Qanafar is a small, family-owned winery located on the gently rolling hills at the base of the Barouk mountain in Khirbet Qanafar, West Bekaa. We started our journey with founder George Naim in 2005.Our 17 hectares of vineyards are located at 1200m above sea level, allowing a dramatic swing in temperature variation between night and day. This means our grapes naturally maintain a wonderful balance between flavor and sugar levels while retaining a crisp acidity. The resulting wine is well-structured, rich and complex with intense flavor of fruit. The vineyard soil, consisting primarily of limestone, is ideally suited for growing quality grapes. We follow a simple doctrine: grow great fruit and respect it from berry to bottle. The winemaker’s role is to shepherd the quality of the fruit into the bottle, preserving the natural flavors and aromas rather than trying to «create» a wine. Our wines embrace the palate to produce a pleasurable and memorable experience.