The vineyards of Château Musar are located at an altitude of over 3,000 feet (1,000
meters) in the Bekaa Valley where the vines are sheltered by the surrounding mountains
running parallel to the Mediterranean coast. They cover 180 hectares and produce a
limited yield of about 35 hl/ha.
The Bekaa Valley is almost frost and disease free, with long mild summers, rainy winters
with an annual rainfall of 500mm, and an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius .
The red wines are made from a blend of different grape varieties, mainly: Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan. The vines are grown on a gravely soil with a limestone
base. The composition varies from one year to the next, giving Château Musar a different
character and identity each year.
In the ancient vine production tradition, Lebanon owns its existence to Christian
communities that kept some vineyards in this area. Château Ksara, acquired by the
Jesuits Fathers in 1857, perpetuated the tradition of winemaking. Applying what they
knew, they produced Lebanon’s first dry red wine and in doing so, laid the foundations of
Lebanon’s modern wine industry. New varietals were cultivated all over Ksara’s vineyards.
Nowadays, Château Ksara has 90% of its vineyards production as noble grapes.
Prices are based on market value and may change without notice. Availability is limited.