The $500 Million Lebanese Wine Industry Is a Lifeline for Villages
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Lured by Lebanon’s winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb left a Paris consultancy job in 2010 and dug vines into the soil of family land unused since the country’s Civil War. Seven years later his Sept winery launched its first commercial vintage and is now looking to export as a number of European countries take an interest.

The 36-year-old is part of an expanding wine industry that is bringing life back to land abandoned during Lebanon’s 1975-90 Civil War and waves of economic migration.

Lebanon, where winemaking dates back to the ancient Phoenicians, lies further south than most northern hemisphere wine-producing nations. (Shutterstock)
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