Wine tasting in Lebanon

I stumbled upon this article in The Daily Star this morning about wine tasting in Lebanon mentioning companies that organize tours to wineries in the Bekaa valley and the north, in addition to the most famous wineries to visit.

A visit to one of these places will definitely offer something different and more cost-effective than the overrated night life experience and overpriced beaches in Lebanon for both locals and tourists.

Where to go:

Chateau Ksara

Open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours and tasting sessions are available without an appointment, although it is recommended to call in advance. Appointments can also be made for tours of the wine-making process. Contact: +961-1-200-715
Website: www.chateauksara.com.lb

Chateau Massaya

For vintage aficionados, Massaya offers tasting of library wines no longer available on the market, for which calling ahead is preferred. Open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer months. Opening hours are shorter during the winter. Contact: +961-8- 510-135
Website: www.massaya.com

Chateau Kefraya

A visit to Chateau Kefraya’s 430-hectare grounds incorporates the winery’s Treasures Room, which includes wines dating back to the chateau’s late ’70s beginnings. Guided visits are available every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: +961-8-645-333
Website: www.chateaukefraya.com/

Chateau Musar

Lebanon’s most-loved wine export, Chateau Musar is created in the cellar of a 17th century castle in Ghazir, Mount Lebanon. Tasting sessions and tours can be arranged by appointment. Contact: +961-9-925-056
Website: www.chateaumusar.com.lb

Photo via CD Traveller.

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6 Responses to Wine tasting in Lebanon

  1. muriel August 2, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    So common! Should try others wineries such :
    Domaine Wardy / Békaa/ Zahlé
    Château Khoury / Békaa- Zahlké
    Domaine de Baal/Békaa/Zahlé
    Domaine des Tourelles/ Békaa/Chtaura…
    Maryas/ Békaa/Kefraya
    Ixsir/batroun/Basbina
    Coteaux de Botrys/Eddé…
    Check this website if you want for blind tasting of lebanon wines

  2. Jessy S. August 3, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Also try wine tasting in the North of Lebanon:
    Trappiste Priests Convent
    Chateau Adyar in Kfifan (organic wine)
    Chateau Najem in Batroun district

  3. Danielle August 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Definitely worth doing. Massaya is my personal favorite. You feel like your in France! Excellent food, beautiful scenery, superb service. Give it a go!

  4. carlos khachan May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    CLUB GRAPPE the first wine tasting club in lebanon also organize wine trip to new boutique wineries just check our website. Cheers

  5. Carlos khachan October 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Thnx. But what is your club website.

  6. carlos khachan January 1, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Visit our website clubgrappe.com

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