The name Ixsir derives from the original Arabic word for “Elixir”. The choice for the winery’s name wasn’t an accident. Farmed organically and sustainably, the unique combination of Lebanon’s history, topography and climate come together to produce wines of distinction.
Ixsir’s 120 hectares of vines are located on some of the highest vineyards in the Northern hemisphere. The high altitude provides cooler temperatures lengthening the ripening season, allowing the vines more time to concentrate additional aromas and flavours into the grapes and the resulting wine.
Moving from vineyard to winery, the $12 million investment is evidence of Ixsir’s commitment to quality and reputation as a producer of note in a country with an ancient history of winemaking for over 7,000 years.
The French influence of winemaking is notable throughout Lebanon and is reflected also in Ixsir's portfolio. Wines include the Arinarnoa black grape, a crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat bred in France in 1956 and also planted in the Languedoc and Provence. Aging the wine in French
oak also gives a nod to its French inspiration.