Château Ksara

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The wine making headquarters of Château Ksara, in Bekaa, Lebanon
Chateau Ksara
Location Bekaa, Lebanon
Appellation Ksara
Founded 1857

Château Ksara is a wine company in Beqaa Valley Lebanon. Founded in 1857 by Jesuit Priests,[1] Ksara developed the first dry wine in Lebanon. Chateau Ksara wine is most popular in Lebanon, but due to a large Lebanese diaspora all over the world, it can be found and purchased in many different countries. Château Ksara produces approximately 3 million bottles annually. Wines are exported to over 40 countries. Main export markets include Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, Africa, Australia and Arab Countries.[2]

Lebanese wine tradition dates back 5,000 years, when the ancient inhabitants of Lebanon, the Phoenicians, first began tending vineyards. The Phoenicians exported wine to ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece and Carthage; introducing the world to viticulture and oenology. Lebanon is also said to be the place where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine. Château Ksara has preserved Lebanon's rich wine making heritage for over 150 years, laying down the foundation for Lebanon's modern wine making industry. Founded in 1857 by Jesuit Priests who produced the country's first dry red wine.

Château Ksara is Lebanon's oldest, largest and most visited winery, attracting some 70,000 visitors per year.

As Lebanese vintners increasingly attract international acclaim, and wine tourism begins to flourish, Château Ksara leads the wine making industry with its respect for tradition and commitment to modernity.


Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Clairette Blanche and Ugni Blanc. Ksara makes red wine, dry white wine, rosé, sweet wine, fortified wine, the National Lebanese drink, Arak, as well as Brandy.

Visitors at the Chateau, on a Wine-tasting visit.

International awards[edit]

Ksara wine has been featured at wine tasting competitions all over the world.

2012: Silver Medal for Réserve du Couvent 2010 in 2012 X Concurso International de Vinos - Spain

2012: Commended for Réserve du Couvent 2010 in 2012 International Wine Challenge[3]

2012: Silver Medal for Le Prieuré, 2010 in 2012 International Wine Challenge[4]

2004: Two gold medals at the Vinalies Internationales Paris in France[1]


  1. ^ a b "Chateau Ksara". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Château Ksara". Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Réserve Du Couvent, 2010". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Le Prieuré, 2010". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Chateau Ksara official site

Coordinates: 33°49′34″N 35°53′31″E / 33.82611°N 35.89194°E / 33.82611; 35.89194