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Chateau Ksara, the country's oldest winery, founded in 1857 by Jesuit Fathers. In August 1973, sold to a consortium of Lebanese businessmen Chateau Ksara's motto is "Modernity in Tradition". It is an idea that captures perfectly our position as...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were planning a trip to Ksara after visiting Baalbek. It was Christmas day and they decided to close the winery early. We arrived an hour before closing and had a quick tour of the caves where the wine is aged and then up to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to visit and do a wine tasting during a recent visit to Lebanon. It was planned as a stopover from a half day visit to Baalbek (under highly recommend). Marianne our guide provided not only the history of the wines produced...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many caves with different barrels inside where is the wine.Also,there were thousands of already prepared bottles of differenr durations to be transported and used. The wines were so many different types.A video was shown to clarify the processing and formation of the different wines. Really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The tour of the cave is the highlight of this visit. The wine was good and I totally enjoyed every moment spent here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

While the wine tour and tasting is pretty much the same as what you might find at any winery, what makes this tour special is where they store their wine. A must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Good experience, depend on you like the dry wine or not. Caves are interesting, with full of barrels. A short tour with one of the girls worked there and some history of this place is included on a visit. Also tasting of three types of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Cave tour- great. It's the only reason it's worth going ( for me). commercialised and a lot of tourist, large bus traffic. The person who facilitated the wine tasting learned her lines but wasn't particularly informed about the soil, undertones etc. For me, preferred Ixsir...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Had to try the Lebanese wines when in Lebanon. Visited Chateau Ksara and has the 10 dollar per person wine tasting. Their Cabernet is good and liked their Syrah as well. Samar, the lady who took us through the wines was really sweet and helpful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

After a crazy car drive from Beirut with the who dares wins drivers all around we arrived hoping for a few good wines. Basically the tour is pretty basic interesting cave storage but that is as far as it goes. We paid for the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

One of the best wineries in Lebanon... It was built and directed by the jésuites priests... Then Lebanese people bought it... They have a variety of good wines... Very old ones to new ones... Red, white and rosé wine are available... A peaceful place where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bart1984
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Big plans for October 2018, any input welcome! (2 Replies)
Hi all, In October I have the following itinerary planned for Lebanon, we are with four (my wife and my parents) travelling by ourselves in a decent car. If I leave out all the resting days and roughly put everything together in stages, it might look like this: 1. From Beirut to Sidon, seeing the sighs (Khan alFranj, Omari Mosque, Crusader sea castle, then via Beaufort Castle to Tyre, where we spend the night. 2. From Tyre to Deir al-Qamar and Beittedine Palace, driving through Al...More
January 07, 2018|
Response fromGio F|
It's a good road trip but you're sleeping in 5 different places - you're keeping luggage with you?? Lebanon is 1/3 of the Netherlands surface but i guess since you are driving by yourself you don't want to do the return journey to your hotel tired. You've done your research well and seems to have everything covered. Something to provisionally plan for, if you're in Lebanon early October, beach season might still be open depending on the weather so keep that in mind. Enjoy your trip
Alex H
Bristol, United Kingdom
Trip report-Lebanon, Tuesday 27th Oct to Monday 2nd Nov (10 Replies)
Overall Lebanon is an amazing and fascinating country. Its people are warm, its landscapes breathtaking, its vistas diverse, and its spirit indomitable. Beirut, its fractured capital, has borne the brunt of Lebanon's troubled history, and this makes it a city of contradictions: new high-rises juxtapose with buildings remaining ravaged shells since being gutted during the civil war, while military checkpoints contrast with a nightlife scene which excels that of many of Europe's most...More
November 09, 2015|
Response fromDamian120|
Fantastic report - I am thinking of going there next June!