In 1926, when Meriena Gebrayel returned from Brazil as a widow with four children, she started the tradition of winemaking in Ghalboun. It is then that she made the decision of pressing olives and grapes for the entire village and the its surroundings.
In 2012, the Gebrayel brothers, grandchildren of Meriena – driven by their passion for winemaking, the desire of creating something that stands out in the region and with their aim to preserve the family legacy – chose a sunny hill in Maad and co-founded Domaine St. Gabriel Winery with their sons.
DSG winery is unique in the region because of its “Terroir” which has a unique combination whether regarding to its climate, its soil topography, and grape varieties, its winemaking techniques, and sustainable practices, and finally its innovation and hospitality.
This winemaking heritage is not only a connection to the past but also a source of pride and inspiration to be passed to future generations nurturing a sense of history, culture, and authenticity within the DSG winery.
How It All Began
Meet Our Key People
Founder & Owner
Founder & Executive Director
Aimée A. Khalil
Over A Decade of History
Meriena Gebrayel, a widow with her children came back to Ghalboun from Brazil & started pressing grapes for the whole village & its surrounding
The Gebrayel Brothers leased a 55,000 sqm land and started bringing their dream to life.
Building the Winery
The construction of the winery started and the first vines were planted.
The First Harvest
After one year, the winery witnessed the first grapes harvest.
The First Aged Bottle
After six years of aging Domaine St. Gabriel introduced its first Chateau bottle, a fine Red organic matured wine.
First Art Events
8ème Art hosted their live show at our venue and it was a spectacular evening.
New Sorts in Vineyards
A new variety of grapes was introduced in the vineyard to expand the winemaking experience.
Mindfulness of The Environment
As part of the agricultural industry, we fully depend on our surrounding, just as it depends on us. That’s why we grow our produce organically and sustainably. Over the past decades the carbon footprint of the winery has been positive, which is something we’re really proud of.