Lebanon MW trip

7 - 12 May 2019  | Lebanon

We are pleased to announce that Union Vinicole du Liban (UVL) will be hosting an MW trip to Lebanon this May for 15 Members. Please refer to the draft itinerary below for further details.

Guests will need to arrive at Beruit Airport on Tuesday 7 May and can depart on Sunday 12 May. Airport transfers are kindly being provided by your hosts. To be eligible for a transfer you will need to provide your travel details by the 15 April.

All expenses during the trip are included, however attendees will need to pay a non-refundable IMW trip fee of £100 to secure their place. Trip terms and conditions apply, see here for details.

Draft itinerary

Tuesday 7 May Arrival to Lebanon; Dinner in downtown Beirut

Wednesday 8 May Visits to Ixsir's Winery, Atibaia and Byblos Port for tastings; Check in to Byblos sur Mer Hotel; Dinner in Byblos

Thursday 9 May Visits to Chateau Musar, Adyar Winery (or Belle Vue Winery) and Mar Moussa Monastery (or Le Télégraphe restaurant) with Mount Lebanon wineries for tastings; Masterclass with tasting of Lebanese indigenious grapes; Light lunch at Musar; Dinner at Chateau Ksara

Friday 10 May Visits to Chateau Khoury, Domaine des Tourelles, Chateau Ksara and Chateau Ka Vineyards for tastings; Masterclass on coping with climate changes at 34 north latitute

Saturday 11 May Departure from Hotel; Breakfast at Chateau St Thomas; Visits to Chateau St Thomas, Chateau Kefraya and Karam Winery vineyards in Jezzine; Working session on the future of Lebanese wines, and how to take things forward; Dinner and evening in Beirut

Sunday 12 May Departure to the airport.

To apply for this trip please complete the online application form by Sunday 17 February.
Places will be drawn using a lottery process and attendees will be notified the following day. If you do not receive a place you will be added to the waitlist and notified if one becomes available.


Trip selection process

Once the ballot closes, all the names are randomised and then assigned a random number, from an online number generator. This then gives us a list in numerical order. For example, a trip has 20 places and 60 Members have applied. After the names have been randomised and a random number has been generated for each Member, the names from 1 to 20 have a place on the trip. The names from 21 to 60 make up the waiting list.

MW visit the Rhone Valley 2008

Trip reports

Reports from previous MW trips can be accessed here.

Student trip reports are found in the Online Resource Library.

For an overview of past trips, see our Annual Review 2017-2018

Terms & conditions

Bookings for Institute trips are covered by the following terms and conditions, which you are advised to read.

Trips policy 2019 (166KB)