IRIS DOMAIN is a wine of passion: an all-estate organic producer of limited quantity, micro-cuvée wines. Carefully tended at an elevation between 1,000 and 1,200 meters, our vineyard covers just under 5 hectares of clay loam and limestone terraces near the villages of Btalloun & Bhamdoun.
It’s simple really: Resist the urge to do too much; minimal handling; subtle coaxing; and, oak as a seasoning rather than the main dish! These are the hallmarks of our wine. Honest, accurate, true to its roots and to the wonderful subtleties of vintage variation.
With a single minded focus on quality, IRIS DOMAIN endeavours to push the sustainability envelope to ensure we tread as lightly on the land as possible while producing great fruit and wine. As such, we do not use any chemical fertilisers or pesticides. We apply only cattle and green manure to nourish the vines & maintain healthy soil microflora. And, when absolutely necessary we use Bordeaux Mixture to control the inevitable mildew. In the cellar we employ precision, state of the art equipment to gently sort and handle the grapes to safeguard the purity of fruit. The wine is then blended and aged primarily in French oak barriques for about 12 months before resting in bottle for a further year prior to release for your enjoyment as well as ours.
Our primary objective is “elevating” premium, small production wines using techniques that showcase the very best from the fruit we grow.
At IRIS DOMAIN, we approach wine as appreciators first, explorers second and creators third, and, we try to always remember that balance. Drawing inspiration from the climate and landscape around us, we craft the kind of organic wines we hope to drink at the end of the day: pure, honest and delicious. We approach each vintage with the same goals: to create complex, genuine wines true to their origins and to the distinct flavours of our terroir.
Nestled among ancient oaks, and equipped to serve up delicious surprises, our intimate wine tasting room is located in the midst of our Btalloun vineyard, a scant 40 minute drive from the heart of Beirut. The tasting area opens onto an undisturbed rural garden where you could charm your friends around an open fire, or enjoy a night of music under the stars. For updates Re concerts, food-paring events & special tastings, please follow our Facebook or Instagram pages.
A secluded events & wedding area is also planned for summer 2018. For enquiries about hiring this venue, please drop us a line well ahead of time.