Chateau Musar, organic wines from Lebanon
Chateau Musar is a winery in Lebanon, housed in an 18th century castle in Ghazir, north of Beirut. The winery was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar, who after a long trip to the Bordeaux region realised that Lebanon had the right terroir conditions, intense soil composition and microclimate, ideal for wine production.
The vineyards are located in the famous Bekaa Valley, an area with such characteristics as to be the most suitable for viticulture in the country and where about 90% of the grapes for wine production are grown. The vines are found at an altitude of around 1,000 metres, cultivated by the Hochar family, now in its third generation, with full respect for the environment.
The land has in fact been farmed organically since the 1950s, with the main cultivation of international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. The wines of Chateau Musar are known for their elegance and great capacity for ageing and are authentic and pure expressions of a very particular terroir.