First Growths

Chateau Musar

Join us on September 28th at 12 PM PT for an exciting Raid Y(our) Cellar featuring Chateau Musar, hosted by Josh Orr, MS and Marc Hochar. Check out the featured wines below (while supplies last, quantities limited).

About Chateau Musar

Chateau Musar, located in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying enology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became a winemaker. Serge spent 18 years perfecting the formula for Chateau Musar’s Red and was chosen as Decanter Magazine’s first ‘Man of the Year’ in 1984 for his dedication to producing superb quality wines during Lebanon’s Civil War (1975-1990). Recognition from Michael Broadbent at the 1979 Bristol Wine Fair threw Musar into the international spotlight and helped create a cult-like following. A legend of a winemaker often heralded as a philosopher of wine; Serge passed away in 2014.

The Hochar family remains committed to his legacy. Serge’s son Gaston manages the day-to-day running of the Chateau Musar winery, while his other son Marc handles its commercial aspects. Ronald Hochar, like his brother Serge, was encouraged to participate at Musar from an early age: both grew up washing bottles and working at the winery before pursuing their separate paths within the business. Having studied law, Ronald’s good-humored contributions on the commercial and logistical fronts (against enormous odds, he kept Musar’s trucks running during the war) remain vital to the business. Ronald’s son Ralph worked with the on-trade sector in the UK until early 2017 and is now focused on South East Asia from Chateau Musar’s UK office.

Featured Wines: SOLD OUT

Musar Rouge 2014
Hochar Pere et Fils 2nd label of Ch. Musar 2016
Musar Jeune Blanc 2019

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