Founded in 1999, Coteaux d’Heliopolos is a fair trade–certified cooperative that encourages farmers in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to switch from growing cannabis to wine grapes. By 2010, they had enough fruit to supply their own wine label, Couvent Rouge. Today, winemaker Walid Habchi works with grapes from more than 200 growers to highlight the diversity of the region’s sunny, dry, high-altitude slopes. Their LebNat is the country’s first pét-nat. Together with the elegant 2017 Racine White, made from viognier grown at 6,500 feet in altitude, both offer fresh views into an old winemaking world. —T.Q.T.
Terra Sancta Trading Co., Jacksonville, FL