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Masaya

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

The vineyards cover 30 hectares ib up to 1,700 meters above sea level. It will be the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) Syrah, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Cinsault and Merlot, as well as the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) Clairette. Chardonnay. Vermentino and Roussanne cultured. The product range includes a white wine (from Obeidi), a rosé wine and three red wines in the lines Classic, as well as in Barrique matured Silver Selection and Gold Reserve. Every year around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced. Around 80% is exported. It also produces vegetables (Mekti, a native drought resistant cucumber), honey and olive oil.

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