My Great Grandparents were born in Zahle, Lebanon. That’s where the history of the Wardy’s began. My Great-Great Grandfather, Ibrahim Daher Wardy born in the early 1800s had four sons, Daher, Elias, Wakeen (my Great Grandfather) and Khalil. Below is a picture of my Great-Grandparents Wakeen and Fadua along with my grandfather, Amen Wardy Sr. (standing third from the left) and his brothers and sisters. My grandparents, Amen and Rose Wardy loved food and to this day I can still taste their cooking deeply imbedded in my memories and in my taste-buds. I inherited several of their pans, and I swear my food tastes extra delicious whenever I use them.
Wakeen Wardy and Family
I have yet to visit Lebanon but I do hope to go someday soon. So to continue this story my Great-Great Grandfather Wakeen’s brother, Khalil (pictured below with his family) had a grandson, Aziz Wardy, my cousin. Aziz is the Managing Partner of Domaine Wardy.
Khalil Wardy and Family
The Domaine Wardy vineyards spread throughout Zahle’s Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, a plateau with altitudes of 900 to 1,400 meters containing a variety of fertile soils. I am very proud to share the magical story of Domaine Wardy, renowned for its premium red, white and rosé wines, Arak (a clear, colorless, Arabic alcoholic spirit with an unsweetened anise-flavor) and a rich history, with roots dating back to 1891.
Video Courtesy of Domaine Wardy
Domaine Wardy offers 11 varieties of blended and un-blended aromatic whites and strong bodied reds, each possessing a unique character. Some notes include berries, tropical, spicy and nutty undertones. The wines offer a broad taste experience from the full bodies to the fresh and smooth.
Next time you find yourself at a fine restaurant or wine purveyor anywhere in the world ask if they offer any of the Domaine Wardy wines and enjoy some of the most beautiful wines Lebanon has to offer.