MASSAYA – LEBANON

Massaya is a Lebanese winery owned and operated by the Ghosn brothers Sami and Ramzi. It is situated in the north of the Beqaa Valley on the Tanaïl property which was was purchased by their family in the early 1970s. The outbreak of the Lebanese Civil War in 1975 forced the brothers to leave Lebanon. In the early 1990s Sami and Ramzi returned to Lebanon and decided to work on revitalisating the war-ravaged estate. At the end of the civil war in 1991, there were five wineries in Lebanon, but that number has now increased to over 30. As part of this renaissance the Ghosn brothers have been assisted by two French partners — the Brunier family of Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the Hebrard family, formerly of Château Cheval Blanc in Saint-Émilion. Massaya bottles five wines each vintage: one white, one rosé and three reds made from varying blends of Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mouvédre, Syrah and Cinsault.

2016 Massaya Blanc Beqaa Valley 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Massaya Rouge ‘Le Combier’ Beqaa Valley 18.00 14.94VS

2015 Massaya Rouge ‘Terrasses de Baalbeck’ Beqaa Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2015 Massaya Cap East Beqaa Valley 40.00 33.20VS