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“Sip wine after a day spent with the Romans”
Review of Chateau Ksara

Chateau Ksara
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Private Tour: Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip...
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 11 July 2018

A great end to a day visiting ancient Roman ruins! Ksara Wine Vineyard is one of the major wine vineyards of the country and the oldest. The vineyard is about a 15 minute drive back up the Valley on your way towards Beirut. Take a short tour of the winery, including a video and a tour of very old stone caves - possibly carved by the Romans (records are disputed) but rediscovered by monks in the 1800s and then lived in by 100 families escaping conscription during WWI. The tour ends with a wine tasting of 4-5 wines!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jesstwiga L
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"wine tasting"
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"free tour"
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"free tasting"
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"wine making"
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"great tour"
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"roman times"
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"salad bar"
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"gift shop"
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"tasting room"
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"bekaa valley"
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"interesting visit"
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"different types"
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"short documentary"
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"day tour"
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"natural cave"
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"great stop"
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A must visit place if you are a wine lover.
1 hour and 20 minuets away from Beirut.
Free wine tasting! First time to experience 4 different types of wine tasting for free.
Very good guides and no payments needed. Just a tip if you like your guide tour.
Interesting old wine collections inside 2 km long caves.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank delman1976
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful winery that gives free tours of their cellars & tastings. Very friendly staff & elegant facility. And very good wines!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LJS1808
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We drove to Ksara from downtown Beirut, but despite the drive and occasionally bad traffic, we had a fantastic time at Ksara! The tour of the winery (including the ancient caves now used as wine cellars) was short and informative, the wine tasting was delicious, and everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. We had a light lunch in their tasting room, and while the menu was limited the food (and of course the wine) was delicious!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

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 ..

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Rachel S
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