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Masaya

The estate is located in Tanail in the Bekaatal des Lebanon in the north of the country, 38 kilometers from Baalbek. It was founded by Michael and Amal Ghosn in the early 1970s. When the civil war broke out in 1975, the property was abandoned. In 1992 Sami and Ramzi Ghosn visited the estate where they had spent their childhood and decided to revive it. A restaurant was also put into operation. At first it was just arrack from the autochthonous Varieties like Beitamouni and Obeidi produced, which was marketed in blue bottles from 1994 under the name "Massaya" (dusk). The triple distilled Arrak matures in clay pots for 18 months. In 1997, a French-Lebanese partnership was established between Hubert de Boüard de Laforest (co-owner of the Château Angélus, St. Émilion), Dominique Hébrard (former co-owner of the Château Cheval Blanc, St. Émilion), Daniel Brunier and the brothers.

The vineyards cover 70 hectares of vineyards up to 1,700 meters above sea level. It will be the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ), Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Cinsault, as well as the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Clairette. Chardonnay, Role ( Vermentino ) and the local Obeidi cultured. The product range includes a white wine (from Obeïdi), a rosé wine and three red wines in the Classic lines, as well as in Barrique matured Silver Selection and Gold Reserve. Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Around 80% of it is exported to many countries. Vegetables (mekti, a local drought-resistant cucumber), honey and olive oil are also produced.

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