With the third generation at the helm, Chateau Musar of Lebanon faces challenges and triumphs alike with aplomb. Nimmi Malhotra reports
For the last 89 years, Chateau Musar has crafted wines with a unique Lebanese signature despite being in a constant state of war and turmoil
Had there been no war in Lebanon, probably the story of Chateau Musar would not be as it is today,” says Ralph Hochar, the third-generation custodian of the winery. For the last 89 years, Chateau Musar has crafted wines with a unique Lebanese signature. That the country has been in a constant state of war and turmoil hasn’t stopped the winery. With the exception of two vintages — the 1976 and 1984, the wines have been produced every year, shells and war irrespective.
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