The bedouins of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon don’t only make fantastic wine, they also look great as they make wine for the high society.
The bedouins of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon don’t only make fantastic wine, they also look great!
The irony is that when the decadent high society of Beirut drink their expensive drops of wine, spending a fortune on European made fashion clothes, the people that actually pics the grapes that makes this wine can out fashion them any day of the week. And much like we layer up with clothes in Norway to protect ourselves from the cold, the bedouins of the Bekaa Valley layer up to protect themselves from the sun. But they look way cooler – and hotter!
Bedouins arriving the wine grape fields
Inspecting the wine grapes
The Bedouins put on layers of clothes to protect themselves from the sun, much like we do in Norway to protect ourselves against the cold.
While the women are picking the grapes, the men are carrying them on their backs!
It’s hard not to get charmed by these people
Beautiful clothes and beautiful eyes
A basket full of wine grapes
30 years ago these fields used to be full of hashish. Now they are making wine grapes.
A man unloading his grape basket in the truck
Cooling down the grapes
Then the grapes gets fermented and put in barrels at the cellar of Chateau Ksara
Some of the bottles can wait in this cellar for many years before they gat labeled and distributed