MAJESTY - PATRIMONY - HISTORY - SPLENDORM Ā K M Ë LThe name derives from ancient Phoenician & Aramaic languages, & is a combination of two words:
1) Makam = Residence
2) Eel = God
Thus, MĀKMËL means: The Residence of God
MĀKMËL, represent the “Sacred Mountains” mentioned several times in the bible, it’s the highest in the Mediterranean Levant, & gave the special meaning & identity to Lebanon.
People who lived on its slopes, took their character from it, as if these mountains have a paternal role. It has always been their shield.
The Mākmël Mountains are a part of the Lebanese Western Mountains Chains. It also has the highest peaks in the Mediterranean Levant (up to 3088 meter above sea level).
These mountains are adorned by snow practically year round, and by that, it’s the largest reservoir for the purest waters in the Levant, from which, the vineyards of Deir el Ahmar are irrigated. Also, with it’s highest peaks, it forms a shield that hold most of the humidity coming from the Mediterranean sea, & help creating a dry atmosphere that makes the terroir unique.