Chateau Ksara, Zahle

4.2
#1 of 7 in Wineries in Lebanon
Celebrate Lebanon's finest red wine and learn about its rich history at Chateau Ksara. A guided tour of this wine company provides insight into the vineyards fascinating past. Founded by Jesuit monks in 1857, today the world-famous winery supplies 42 countries and boasts many international awards. A tour takes you through the scenic vineyards and offers a look at the production process and into the ancient wine cellars that date back to the Roman era. Finish off your visit with lunch at the restaurant and a stop at the gift shop, where you can pick up drinkable souvenirs for everyone back home. With our international travel planner, Zahle attractions like Chateau Ksara can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Smiling hostesses welcome you in a hall whose walls are literally covered with awards of wines from various places and years obtained by the different vintages of Château Ksara. Already it sounds irrelevant to absolutely want to show all his trophies when you're a vineyard, but good's to the Lebanon where appearance is very important. After indicating in which language you want the tour, this one begins with a video very kitsch and dated technically. At least she tells the story of this vineyard, something very important and interesting. the Lebanon everything is loaded with a heavy history. Subsequently, the tower itself begins; He comes to visit the cellars in basement and listen to the hostess. Unfortunately the latter was such a robot, to be debited without stopping and never worry about humans in front of her. When you ask a question we have a Yes or no without other supplements. The cellar in it even is carved out of the rock with dimmed lights and background music all very Disneylandesque. Described to us as natural what is partially wrong because in view of the many traces of size in stone tools there is nothing natural. We end the quick visit (5-10 min) by a wine tasting and there is the drama. The wines are average or worse. of course we only tasted wines not rewarded but still... Overall it is far from "the greatest experience" or the "Amazing Caves", but more close to a dated tour and no real interaction. As often in the Lebanon still quality compared to what is happening in the country and surroundings, but delivery remains well below the Western level whether wine, the visit or the videos.
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  • July 2, 2017
    Had a great visit to Ksara winery last week on short visit to Lebanon. Very friendly and attentive staff, very knowledgeable and informative and willing to help. The tour around the winery is free and...  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    We walked in without making reservations and they started us on a tour right away. They had someone who could do the tour in English which was great. Being able to go down into the caves and hear the ...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    Организован просмотр фильма (английский, французский, арабский языки) о создании винодельни, затем экскурсия в пещеру где хранится вино и дегустация вин, около 6 сортов и бонусом арак. Тур проводят даже для одного посетителя. Тут же магазин где можно приобрести их продукцию (цены дешевле, чем в дьюти-фри в аэропорту). Вокруг здания посадки винограда
  • June 27, 2017
    Beautiful place, well organised guided tour followed by tasting beautiful Lebanese wines. ✨👌🏼
  • April 25, 2017
    Wine tasting included 4 wines, enough to remember their taste. Tour in cave was nice and for 10 minutes. Prices of wine was from 5 USD to 30 USD.
  • June 4, 2017
    One of Lebanon's oldest wineries. Visit the caves, they're superb!
  • April 21, 2017
    They mention the closing time is 6 yet the guy at the entrance prevented us from entering while it was still 5:30 saying they wont receive any more customers!!!!! Unprofessional and rude

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