Chateau Belle-Vue Winery, Bhamdoun, Lebanon
Please join us for LebNet’s Year End Holiday Celebration!
It will be an evening of Wine Tasting and Awards
December 15, 2021
6:30 pm PST (9:30 pm EST)
Register here – Hurry, places are limited.
Due to our inability to ship wine to Canada, this event will be free of charge for Canada members who wish to join the event.
Upon registration, you will be sent a Zoom invite. The whole family is welcome to join. Fees below are solely to cover the cost of wine and shipping fees.
We will kick off our celebration with a half hour of wine tasting with Naji and Jill Boutros, owners of Chateau Belle-Vue vineyards and winery in Bhamdoun, Lebanon. They will discuss their 22+ years of dedication to Naji’s ancestral village and Bhamdoun’s legendary vineyards which now produce world-class wines of spectacular quality and value.
We’ll taste through Chateau Belle-Vue’s Holiday 3-pack, featuring two fantastic award-winning 10 year-old red blends alongside a beautifully fresh and vibrant white.
Jill and Naji Boutros
Winemaker & Proprietors, Chateau Belle-Vue
We will follow that with our third Annual Bireme Awards and this year, the LebNet board is pleased to recognize four outstanding North American Lebanese in the technology field in 4 different categories.
Executive of the Year 2021
Global Channel Chief at Dell Technologies
Technologist of the year 2021
Professor at University of California San Diego
PI of the Integrated Electronics and Biointerfaces Lab
Entrepreneur of the year 2021
CTO and co-founder of Ramp
Philanthropists of the year 2021
Roy Baladi, Neal El-Jor Taouk and Yalda Aoukar
Co-Founders of Jobs for Lebanon
The name bireme comes from “bi-” meaning two and “-reme” meaning oar. A bireme is an ancient warship with two decks of oars, designed and used by the Phoenicians.
Chateau Belle-Vue: Holiday 3-pack 2021
Petit Geste 2019 - unrated
Delicate floral notes mingle with anise and white peach, offering delightfully fresh acidity and surprising length in the mouth. Only 1000 bottles produced, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier have never enjoyed such a happy union. Hints of mimosa flower. Clean, bright, butter yellow—your mouth will water as you begin to lift the glass!
La Renaissance 2011 – 91 points, Wine & Spirits
The best of Bordeaux at a fraction of the price. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend “as smoky as a cigar lounge” with tobacco tones and wood spice leading the way followed closely by dense and plummy, peppery fruit. Supple tannins, ideal with roast meat. Extraordinary length in the mouth, a hallmark of wines from Belle-Vue.
Le Chateau 2011 – 93 points, Wine & Spirits
A firm and dynamic blend of Cabernet Franc and Syrah boasting gravelly tannins which hold the fruit tight. Musky spice provides the base to its earthy maturity—velvety mouthfeel unveils in flavors of candied orange peel, cocoa and black cherry. Le Chateau 2011 is a wine to be decanted and savored throughout the course of dinner and into the cheeses. Sublime.
Wine Club USA: We invite you to be part of the Chateau Belle-Vue family, enjoying exclusive access to fabulous wines straight from Lebanon’s glorious mountains. Our Founder’s Club Case and Half-Case members receive delivery twice a year--share the good news of world-class Lebanese wines with your friends and loved ones. You can be an important contributor to our work—be proud of what Lebanon’s fantastic weather and unparalleled terroir can produce! Join today.