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Chateau Ksara

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Address: Ksara, Zahle, Lebanon
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+961 8 801 662
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Chateau Ksara, the country's oldest winery, founded in 1857 by Jesuit...

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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Excellent (half) day trip

One has to consider the whole package when going to Chateau Ksara. One would not go there just for the food. The food choice on the menu is varied but limited. I think we tried... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beirut, Lebanon
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One has to consider the whole package when going to Chateau Ksara. One would not go there just for the food. The food choice on the menu is varied but limited. I think we tried almost everything they had. The salad bar, the quiche, the pizza, the steak and the fresh salmon. All “well above average”. The decor is simple... More 

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Thank tgchebli
mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review of your visit, we are happy to learn you have enjoyed the visit to the Caves. We also appreciate your suggestions. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Caves. More 

Trebisov, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was there with a friend of mine who is Lebanese and we wanted to try some local wine. The area is very very nice, the Bekaa Valley in general. Staff is very friendly and the wines were really after my taste :) Would not hesitate to come back anytime.

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mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Hello Tom, thank you for sharing your review with us, we are glad you and your friend had a good time at the Caves and enjoyed the wines. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of 4 adults with our 11 month old. We just walked in and they gave us a tour right away. They start off with an informational video followed by a tour of the Roman cellars under the building and ended with wine tasting. We had a wonderful time and it worked well with our baby.... More 

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mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Hello Changilow, thank you for your review we are glad to know you and your friends had a good time at the Caves. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had very high expectations coming to ksara. I was told there is a tour, followed bu wine tasting, and then lunch. The tour was so disappointing that i was about to leave. The guide was stiff, lifeless, and treating us as if we were being punished !!

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mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Dear Fady, we are very sorry to read your review, we would highly appreciate if you can send us your contact details to rchammas@ksara.com.lb in order to investigate further your review. Thank you. More 

Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Actually my friends are more expert than me in wine tasting . We liked the 2 Kilometers basement. The short movie is great before the tour . The garden was amazing. Beautiful landscape . The lady who was with us Carole we knowledgeable and patient. I like the steak in the restaurant. Recommended to my friends

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mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Hello Fares, we thank you for your candid review, we are glad you enjoyed your time at the Caves and the tour was up to your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely visit here. Good staff and great wines to taste and buy. The high king is the caves where they are stored. All in all a fun experience and taste if Lebanese wine

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mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Hello PavRoa, thank you for your review, we are glad you had a good experience at our Caves. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful place and very good staff. Food is really average : hot dishes average, cheese not the best. Very good wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited a place with a group of Dutch friends, what it is really important about this place is the identity it has. It's really impressive that all these underground mazes and the way that Ksara preserves them and display them for visitors gives a particular identity and particularity to the best Lebanese wine production firm. Ksara you made us... More 

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Broummana, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location and scenery, great wine, good food, one of the recommended areas near Zahle. Wine tasting experience is a must.

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mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Hello Roland, thank you for your recommendation. We hope to see you again soon at our winery. Cheers. More 

Lebanon, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If u visit zahle , u have to pass by chateau ksara. Lovely and interesting visit. The guide are very friendly. The visit consist of a documentary, cave visit and wine tasting

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Thank MDoumit
mariafrangieh, Guest Relations Manager at Chateau Ksara, responded to this review

Thank you MDoumit for sharing your review with us, we look forward to your next visit. Cheers. More 

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