Sip n’ Smile Chauffeur
Ali Haidar, Lebanese-American and Sam Bedawi, Lebanese-Scottish, were both born and raised in the “Paris” of the Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon. They met in 1970, in their high school physics class. During the Lebanese Civil War in the 1970’s, Ali and Sam decided to move to an entire new country for a better education and to escape the war.
Our passion is to capture both magic and your imagination. That’s why we dare to match ourselves with chancy, enigmatic, sometimes remote, mystical vineyards. Imagine a winemaking ecosystem built on science, spirituality, boundary breaking artistry, and risk. Imagine experiencing wines that are informing a new generation of discovery, while, at the same time, venerating old world tradition.