Ever since it was founded in 1857, Château Ksara has embodied the core values of Tradition, Nobility, and Modernity. As Lebanon’s oldest winery, we have made it our mission to not only continue our centuries-old practice of winemaking, but to also implement the newest and most innovative processes to set standards in winemaking for generations to come.

Roman caves

Roman era cellars are unearthed after the Jesuits try to smoke out a fox that has been killing their chickens. Until then, good storage for keeping wine at the correct temperature had been hard to come by and the priests celebrate their good fortune. Since then, the 2-kilometer caves, which maintain a constant temperature and hygrometry throughout the year, have played a key role in aging Chateau Ksara’s premium wines.

The vineyards

Our vineyards are located in the Bekaa Valley at an average altitude of 1,000 meters. The Bekaa has a semi-continental climate. The winters are cold with moderate rainfall and the summers are hot and dry. The altitude means that the hot summer days are balanced by cool evenings with a temperature difference of around 15°C. The vineyards also benefit from the land’s own natural water table, which is situated between two snow-capped mountain ranges. We have between 600 and 700mm of yearly rainfall, concentrated in autumn and winter. In contrast, the weather is dry during summer months and growing seasons, resulting in far fewer diseases. Pesticides and herbicides are not used, so the grapes are grown almost organically. The soil ranges from chalk, to clay and chalk, to clay and limestone, but it is always stony.


Chateau Ksara, Zahle

Ksara Zahle Phone+961 8 813495