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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Folle Blanche

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

  • Négrette

  • Cinsault

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Solifed

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

  • Fakra

    Kfardebian, land of springs, is a village located in the very heart of Mount Lebanon, varying in ...

  • Chateau Musar

    Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work...

  • nakad

    Joseph Nakad the father of four brothers founded Nakad Winery in 1923. The winery continues to...

  • Karam Winery

    Karam Winery, Is the tale of two brothers who grew up amid their ancestral vine estate in souther...

  • Chateau Ksara

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

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  • Massaya Classic Red 2009


    Got a couple of bottles of this from a wine tasting. Cinsault is strong, giving the wine a less than blended feel. Dry. The attraction comes from the name/location. What a fun wine to serve. Creates discussion at the table. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Cave Kouroum Red Blend Petit Noir 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote

  • Massaya Rose Beka'A Valley Lebanon


    Unique and lovely rose from Lebanon. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Massaya Red Blend Silver Selection 2007


    Very nice wine if you like heavy tannins. We had it with lebanese food and the tannins disappeared to nice fruit with cedar and a touch of earth. Great food wine Read More

    Wine review by 1rockiesfan

  • Chateau Musar Red Blend 2002


    Such a smooth, silky, beautiful wine! The blend coalesces to structured, lush fruit, elegant tannins and just the right amount of acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster

  • Château Kefraya les Bretèches Libanon 2008


    Tobacco and leather, nice and dry. Read More

    Wine review by jimbothigpen

  • Massaya White Blend Blanc 2009


    In my opinion, this is one of the most consistently great bang-for-buck value wines out there. Never disappoints. Takes a little while to get going, but with some air time, beautiful things happen. Ripe raspberries and cherries, with dark chocolate and a little espresso. Balanced with some acidity so these elements never seem too heavy. Very smo... Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster

  • Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar Bekaa Valley Lebanon 2001


    Beautifull wine, soft, rounded and long tast. One of the best wines in this price range. Read More

    Wine review by Ronald Warmerdam

  • Château Ksara White Blend Blanc de Blancs 2008


    Reminds me of a California Chard. Not bad, but not what I expected. It is actually a still wine so I don't know why they would call it blanc de blancs. Oaky. Chard/Sauv. Blanc blend. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • I recently learned that if you go to wine-searcher.com and type in a recent ... Countries, Regions):#100 - Lebanon: Ctx Musar Gaston, Bekka Valley#114 - Chile: Concha y Toro, Puente Alto#123 - Chile: Vina Alimaviva, Puente Alto#138 - Portugal: Cockburn's Vintage Port#141 - Spain: Domino de Pingus, Ribera Del Duero#150 - Piedmont: Gaja Barbares... Read More

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