Chateau St Thomas
Chateau St Thomas
5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Established in 1990 by Said Touma and his family on a hill overlooking the Bekaa valley, Chateau St Thomas estate is a vineyard spreading over 65 ha & a wine storehouse for fermentation and ageing. Winery is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm for winery tour, visit of St Thomas chapel & wine tasting.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Enrico
Milan, Italy2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
One of the best wineries in the Bekaa in Lebanon ... Wine tasting and more.
They let us discover the small chapel of st Thomas.. love it
Written 5 February 2023
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,763 contributions
Nov 2022
During my last Business Trip to Lebanon I made a special point to stop by one of my most favorite Wineries called: Château St. Thomas or Clos St. Thomas.
St Thomas is located in the small village of: Kab-Elias just south of Chtaura and is just off the main Damascus/Beirut Highway.
Clos St Thomas is a medium sized winery and has a very nice small Tasting Room plus an outstanding Cave to visit.
Our Wine Tasting session was fantastic as we had tasted nine or ten different vintages. The tasting included their most popular three White Wines first was a fantastic Château Obeidy Wine made 100% from a local indigenous grape variety called Obeidy; then their Les Gourmet Blanc which is a combination of four grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc; Chardonnay; Viognier and Obeidy and finally a 100% Chardonnay all were quite flavorsome and delightful. They served one light Rose Wine that was nice. I was most impressed with their selection and quality of their five Red Wines. All were excellent in my humble opinion. The majority of their wines are priced between $5 to $15 USD per bottle with the very top Château St. Thomas Red Wine costing only $20.
I have at home a magnum of their Château St. Thomas 2009 in my Wine Cellar. I have been saving it for a very special occasion.
The Wine Tasting now cost each person $6. USD and includes a short Wine Tour.
The last time I descended into their large cave was maybe ten years ago. Now they have really improved the interior of their cave. The lighting is amazing and they have placed many terrific photos of the history and ownership of their vineyard along the walls. At the far end they have a large amount of their Oak Barrows for their wine aging.
All-in-all I highly suggest that you visit the Château St. Thomas you will not be disappointed, trust me.
Written 2 December 2022
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John A
9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
A family run winery, tour was conducted by one of the daughters of the founder. The family carry on their father's legacy. Short tour of the cellar was good, then the tasting, lots of information and history, I sampled about 8 wines across their range plus some arak.
Purchased 3 bottles to take home.

I did tasting at 2 other wineries Ksara and Keyfraya, neither came close in quality or wines offered, but charge same.
Written 1 October 2021
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Followyourarrow
Matn, Lebanon112 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
Was introduced to this boutique winery in the Bekaa, whilst visiting the much larger Kefraya nearby. This is most definitely a perfect addition to the wine tasting of the region. Ronnie and his team have the pleasure and beauty of having a lot more time to walk and talk you through the caves and then the wine tasting too.

The family vibe of the Touma family is really felt and the Obeidy grape and wine is fantastic and unique to this winery.

Totally worth the detour and now a regular for me with friends and family.
Written 14 September 2019
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atlasshrugs
Calgary, Canada332 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
While we had to wait quite a while for someone to attend to us, once we had our guide, we had a great time. She gave us a tour of the cellar then allowed us to taste such a good variety of wines! The white wine made from arak vines was interesting and the pinot noir worth buying.

Very generous with their choices for the degustatation. We even tried arak. Good wines!
Written 13 September 2019
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Fadi R
Beirut, Lebanon48 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Beautiful place, very professional and cordial.
Excellent wine
Interesting free tour & tasting
Got some wine for personal use and great gifts.

Highly recommended for their fine wine & tour.
Written 23 July 2019
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AnthOutandAbout
London, UK54 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We were driving around the Beqaa Valley and this was one of 3 wineries we went to - it was the best by far! Got to try 8 wines - all very drinkable! Definitely worth a visit!
Written 11 June 2019
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VictoriaJ3084
Wallingford, UK13 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to St Thomas, a real family affair. Our guide was the granddaughter of the founder (sorry, we missed your name) and she was so friendly and gave us a generous tasting of the wines. Highly recommended!
Written 6 June 2019
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,763 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Château St. Thomas is my top and most favorite Lebanese Vineyard to enjoy an impressive wine tour and a great session in their rustic Wine Tasting Room.
Most importantly are their wide selection of wines, both Whites; Roses and Reds. I especially enjoy their newly introduced: Obeidy St. Thomas! In which they use an old traditional Lebanese table grape and made a very interested a fresh tasting white wine!
I believe I have been visiting Château St. Thomas in the Bekaa Valley since 2011 and on each repeat visit I have the same great feeling that their wines are far superior to many of the other Lebanese Vineyards!
The entire staff is extremely friendly and quite knowledgeable as to the various wines that are produced within their extensive vineyards!
I don’t care in which season you stop by Château St. Thomas; each visit will be a memorable experience. Trust me on this point!
Written 16 March 2019
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Alvin Yong
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Feb 2019
We enjoyed our wine tasting as well as the tour of the winery. The guide was hospitable. Wine was good. Recommended.
Written 6 February 2019
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