Wine from a war zone… taste Chateau Musar in Wellington

The Propylaea is one of many Roman temples in the Beqaa Valley, which is also home to Lebanon’s most famous winery, Chateau Musar – come and join us to taste Chateau Musar wines at Regional Wines in Wellington on Tuesday 5 September, 6pm to 8pm, bookings are essential, phone 04 385 6952, $35 per head . 

Chateau Musar is Lebanon’s most famous winery and family member Ralph Hochar will host a tasting of the winery that his grandfather, Gaston Hochard, founded in 1930.

These are interesting wines made with an unconventional twist on the Bordeaux grape theme; many are blended with Cinsault, which traditionally originates in another region in the sunny South of France – the vast Languedoc region.

Chateau Musar wines are available for purchase in store at Regional Wines but we will taste a wider range than we usually carry on Tuesday 5 September.

Come and learn what wine from a war zone tastes like and hear the history of one of the world’s most unusual wineries.

Here are the wines we will taste at Regional Wines:

2016 Musar Jeune Rosé

2014 Musar Jeune Red

2014 Hochar Père et Fils Red

2011 Hochar Père et Fils Red

2008 Chateau Musar Red

2006 Chateau Musar Red

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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