Chateau Ksara

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Chateau Ksara
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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 Lebanon's oldest winery and the pioneering spirit that has kept Chateau Ksara at the forefront of Lebanon's wine industry, for over 156 years. Today's wine drinkers are both informed and discerning, and therefore we are committed to producing quality wines - varietals and blends made from our 25 local and international varieties - that will satisfy all palates and suit all occasions. Not only are our wines made to the most exacting standards with state of the art equipment, they also reflect the terroir of the Lebanon's historic Bekaa Valley, an area that has been making wine for over 2,000 years. It is a legacy that we respect with every bottle we make. Brand values The name of Chateau Ksara has become associated with the three core values: tradition, nobility and modernity. These are emphasized through name and lineage (tradition); through a high-quality product (nobility) and the tremendous innovative advances made since 1991 (modernity). Visit one of the world's most beautiful Wine Cellars 7 days per week from 9a.m till 6 p.m
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scbeaches
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we did the tour/video (free) & premium tasting (15,000 lbp) which together took maybe 1h then we had lunch in the cafe. unfortunately the cafe is closing for the next month or so bc low season and the winery isn't open sundays during jan/feb. you'll enjoy your trip!
Written January 16, 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Couples
It is the biggest and the oldest vineyard in Lebanon, which I belive is enough for recommendation. During your visit you can see a film about the production process and visit the caves where the wine is stored. There are three tasting options depending how much you want to spend and how many wines you want to taste 😊 All the wines we tried were really good. I am giving 4 stars and not 4 only because later on we visited the difference Chateau where we had even better fun.
Written February 20, 2020
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PadresDiego
United States702 contributions
We toured three local wineries and this seemed to be the largest and most commercial of the group. It was a great and affordable experience to taste even the top shelf wines.

The grounds were by far the most fun of the others we toured and featured caves, a lovely reception area, 5 star tasting room and a gift store.

I highly recommend this winery, but also check out the others, they are all unique in their own ways and the smaller ones are very authentic.
Written January 10, 2020
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Adriana G
5 contributions
Couples
The place is really amazing, but be careful with the options: we bought option for 10 000 LL (middle one) BUT the lady from the reception didn't inform the guide so we went with the group, which bought the basic (5 000 LL)... We also skip the documentary movie, because once again lady from the reception said (without asking us :( that we don't want to watch it. At the end the guide recognised that it was huge mistake, but well... It should not happen.
Written January 17, 2020
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James R
92 contributions
Excellent place. The tour was outstanding and the wine tasting exceptional. The winery is very well organized. It's really a beautiful and charming place. Will definitely return. After a long drive with my tour guide, it really felt like an oasis in the desert.
Written July 1, 2021
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kelledstyle
Montreal, Canada833 contributions
Friends
My visit at Chateau Ksara was part of a day tour. After the lunch, we went to Ksara, home of the famous Ksara Caves. Unfortunately, the guided visit does not include a tour of the plantation. We briefly visited two rooms of the Roman caves (10 min), where the wines are stored and concluded with a tasting of a selection of four wines. The lady in charge of the visit was rushing during the tasting and the experience was less pleasant. The Sunset Rosé wine did not impress us but we really enjoyed the Château Ksara 2014 Red wine and the Moscatel White wine. Find more pictures on my Instagram (kelledstyle) and more info on my blog ;-)
Written September 4, 2018
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Ben B
45 contributions
Couples
We ate at the restaurant and then took the tour with one other person afterwards. We spent about 2 whole minutes in the cellar/cave and then went straight to wine tasting! There was no time for questions and no extra information provided. The cave network is over 2km long, has a fabulous history and is now home to a massive wine exporter - there must be oodles of information the guides can share. All I learnt was that the caves form a 2km network and how many bottles of wine Ksara exports each year.

It's a free tour, but still not worth it.
Written June 23, 2014
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Issa Maalouf
Boise, ID3,120 contributions
Friends
We had delicious white wine "merwah" and nuance rosé wine... We had also quiches one with bacon that was so delicious and one with asparagus that was not so tasty... We had also a cheese plate that was good... Finally a chocolate fondant that was delicious!!! Very friendly staff... Excellent service... It is highly recommended!!!
Written July 1, 2019
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Hello issamaalouf, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It pleases us to know our food met your expectations, we recommend you try our main dishes next time you visit us. Cheers!
Written August 4, 2019
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Mohamed E
Doha, Qatar60 contributions
I visited Chateau Ksara back in 2008 and I still remember every single detail from the visit. I will be in Lebanon during December with my colleague and definitely I will take him to Ksara as part of his 1st visit to Lebanon, I am sure that he will love it.
Written November 28, 2014
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Thank you Mohamed for your review, we are glad you share such great memories. We look forward to receive you and your friend at our Caves. Cheers
Written November 30, 2014
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Rachel S
Beirut, Lebanon123 contributions
Friends
Yesterday went to ksara.the outside is very nice..staff very friendly..the visit good..what I liked the most is the wine tasting and it gives you an idea what to buy..they have a small shop to buy what you tasted ..
Written May 27, 2018
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