Founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar, Château Musar started out and remains a family concern. The stunning castle dates back to the XVIII century and houses impressive caves that can hold more than one million bottles.
Château Musar is currently run by Gaston’s sons, Serge and Ronald. Serge, the eldest, driven by his passion for wine is largely responsible for the worldwild recognition of the vintages of Château Musar. His brother Ronald
handles the marketing and fi nancial aspects of the business.
The Château Musar vineyards are located at 1,000 meters above sea level, in the fertile Bekaa Valley, whose sweeping plains lie between the Mount Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges. The Bekaa Valley enjoys an exceptional climate, with long, temperate summers, rainy winters and average temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius – ideal conditions to grow grapes. A portion of the vineyards, mostly those that produce white grapes, are located in the Mount Lebanon mountain range, giving Château Musar’s white wines their own distinct flavor.
Château Musar’s fi ne wines include the Château Musar selection. Available in red, white and rosé, this traditional wine is full-bodied and carry great fitnesse.
Hochar Père et Fils, available in red, has the same philosophy of wine making than Chateau Musar but with an other approach to taste. It is the taste of the wines of tomorrow. The Musar Jeune wines, which also come in appealing red, white and rosé hues, are lighter than other Château Musar wines and should be enjoyed immediately. This wine is ideal for Lebanon’s congenial Mediterranean clime and rich, flavorful cuisine.
In addition to a sophisticated selection of wines, Château Musar also produces two superlative types of arak, the traditional Lebanese drink made from aniseed. The first, Arack Vieille Reserve, is the traditional arak, distilled three times before bottling. The other, Arack de Musar, is distilled four times and offers a soft, lingering taste. Both araks are aged for 12 months in amphoras.