Lebanese Wine

 

Lebanon can well be considered one of the cradles of wine production, dating as far back as 5000 years with the ancient Phoenicians. Through the ancient port city of Byblos, the wine was traded with Greece, Spain, Italy (Rome), and Carthage in northern Africa, and fared well in these exchanges for gold and other precious goods. Over the centuries the seeds planted in far off soils and evolving techniques from these wine trades and vineyard establishments laid the foundation for modern wine-making. 
 
Lebanon is also the setting for famous wine stories from the Bible. Once the great floods subsided, Noah is said to have planted the first vineyard. His tomb is believed to be located around Zahle, in eastern Lebanon. In southern Lebanon, the city of Cana is believed to be where Jesus turned water into wine. 
 
But while considered talented wine-makers, the Phoenicians had a weak army and were easily conquered by the Egyptians. The Assyrians followed, then Babylonians Read more »

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  • Folle Blanche

    Folle blanche was the traditional grape variety of the Cognac and Armagnac regions of France. It is also known as Pic...

  • Négrette

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Lebanon

Popular Wineries in Lebanon View all

  • Solifed

    Our vineyards spread all over the Bekaa valley, a plateau of 900m of altitude soaring to 1700m. ...

  • Massaya

    This unique Lebanese French partnership in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon triggered in 1998 the ren...

  • Chateau Ksara

    In the ancient vine production tradition, Lebanon owns its existence to Christian’s communities t...

  • Massaya, Tanaïl Property S.A.L.

    The story of Tanaïl Property goes back to the early 70's as the Ghosn family acquired an Estate p...

  • Cave Kouroum

    We at Cave Kouroum are dedicated to confirming excellence and sustaining commitment in the direct...

  • Château Khoury

    Lebanon has, through the ages, acquired a rich and complex wine history because of its geographic...

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Lebanon on Snooth

  • Clos St. Thomas Red Blend Chateau St-Thomas 2006

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    best wine ever Read More

    Wine review by bobsamaha


  • Chateau Musar White Blend Blanc 2001

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    We drank this in 2011.The color of this wine is deep and a beautiful gold. The nose is crazy complex and a bit of a head scratcher. There's a bit of oxidation (but way less than I expected) and baked apples and a little nuttiness. What is puzzling is an almost menthol note on the nose that cuts right through the richness. Puzzling.On the palate ... Read More

    Wine review by happyrobot


  • Ksara Prieure Red 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by chooki666


  • Château Ksara Red Blend 2010

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    My girlfriend brought some of this wine directly from Lebanon. This is a deep red with full body and oak tannins that leaves no lingering afterthoughts on the palate. So far this is my favorite red I have tried! Read More

    Wine review by clinta


  • Chateau Musar Red Blend 2008

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    Described by the Chateau as its second wine, the back label says that Cuvée Rouge is made according to the philosophy of Chateau Musar, an intriguing directive. Its extremely rare in the UK. Again, its not on the Musar website (although there is a wine called Cuvée Musar). And despite its age, this entry level Musar experience (as Stuart describ... Read More

    Wine review by Sedimentblog


  • Hochar Pere et Fils Red 2003

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    Musars a unique, acquired taste, and so this was a daring choice, I thought, for a mainstream gathering, like piping John Coltrane into a hotel lobby.It was brick red, almost rusty in the glass, like an old port, with the smoky palate of an elderly claret, but a lighter, more downable weight. Absolutely delicious, a good reflection of the Musar ... Read More

    Wine review by Sedimentblog


  • Chateau Musar Red Blend 2004

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    Described by the Chateau as its second wine, the back label says that Cuvée Rouge is made according to the philosophy of Chateau Musar, an intriguing directive. Its an "entry level" Musar experience.Sediment likes the idea of entry level. It suggests youre at the same concert, just with a restricted view. But sadly here, its not so much a restri... Read More

    Wine review by Sedimentblog


  • Hochar Pere et Fils Red 2003

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    This is a spin-off from Chateau Musar, which is itself a unique, acquired taste, and so this was a daring choice, I thought, for a mainstream gathering, like piping John Coltrane into a hotel lobby.It was brick red, almost rusty in the glass, like an old port, with the smoky palate of an elderly claret, but a lighter, more downable weight. Absol... Read More

    Wine review by Sedimentblog


  • Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent Bekaa Valley Lebanon 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Kefraya Rouge 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by njsailorsam


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