Vines at Chateau Musar are managed with minimal human interference and the estate was the first in Lebanon to achieve organic certification. Most vines are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running along the Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline where vines have been cultivated here for more than 6,000 years.
“…Very fruity, sweet and velvety on opening, it seemed to be a relatively soft wine with modest concentration and a fleshy and forward feel, something that will appeal easily to modern drinkers with little resistance. This seemed mostly about the sexy fruit on opening. Early on, it finished not only sweet, but even with a little candy. It needed a couple of hours of aeration to show a bit more stuffing, pulling in some of the sweet fruit while displaying a bit of complexity and a bit of steel underneath. At that point, it was far more interesting and impressive. Overall, this still is ultimately a rather sexy beast, even if it manages to maintain a suave and elegant mid-palate. Don’t be fooled, by the way: with air, more tannic pop arrives. Drink now-2020.” – 88pts Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, June 2014
Lebanese still red wine from Bekaa Valley Lebanon, made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault.
Chateau Musar has been in the Hochar family since 1930. They manage their vines with minimal human interference and were the first producer in Lebanon to achieve organic certification. Most vines are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running along the Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated here for more than 6,000 years and were brought by the Phoenicians, the Lebanese’s ancestors, who used to trade wines from Byblos to the Mediterranean zone. Today Gaston manages the day-to-day running of the winery and his brother Marc its commercial aspects. View our selection.
The 180 hectares of vines are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache and Cinsault for the production of red wine and Obaideh and Merwah, two indigenous grape variety related to Chardonnay and Semillon for the production of white.
Chateau Musar (Red, White and Rosé), Hochar Pere & Fils (red), Musar Jeune (red) and Arack (red)