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“Very enjoyable day out ”
Review of Chateau Ksara

Chateau Ksara
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Zahle
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon here, arrived around 12.30pm on a Tuesday and were waiting approx 10 minutes for the tour to begin. It began with a movie documentary of the history of the caves and winery followed by a tour of the cellars and a wine tasting. We tasted a rosè, a chardonnay, le chateau rouge and a desert wine. We then chose to have lunch in the accompanying restaurant which I would recommend. The tour itself was free of charge and very well run. A very enjoyable afternoon well spent.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We‘ve been there today, 29 March 2018 without reservation on our return from a visit to Baalbek. Got an interesting tour of the caves from the very friendly guide Donna Maria and a tasting of five Ksara wines for free!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

started off with a brief video , following a tour of the beautiful caves and a wine tasting! We got to taste 2 reds, 1 white, 1 rose and 1 sweet wine! Ended up buying 4 bottles from the gift shop for a decent price! Shoutout to Josephine who gave us a tour of the caves!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I came with a guided tour as part of a full day package. We were running late so only had a short time at Ksara.

We did a whistle stop of the caves and then gathered for the tasting upstairs. The guide was sweet and knowledgeable, but not very professional ... the pouring and presentation was very below par, the wine however was delicious and the shop downstairs offered their whole range at very good prices. After having drunk their wines in South Africa and Dubai it was great to be where it was produced.

I’m glad I came, but the tour does need a bit more polish to live up to the brand and surroundings.

Thank Duncan S
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The short tour was exactly what we hoped for since we did not want to spend too much time. It is students who guide you through the underground wine cellars and tell you a bit about the history. For us, totally sufficient. The wine tasting was also ok. Of course, if you are really into wine and you have specific questions it's possible that the staff is not as knowledgeable as you would find, for example, in the Okanagan valley. But everyone was really friendly and I liked the wine.

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