Serge Hochar, the Brave Knight of Lebanon | Wine News & Features

Serge Hochar, the Brave Knight of Lebanon. Chateau Musar’s Serge Hochar’s ancestors came to Lebanon as Crusaders. Today, his naturally made wines are recognized among the world’s best.


"If global warming continues in this direction, in 50 years we will not be able to produce grapes at all. Fifty years ago, I used to harvest after the 15th of September; 10 years ago, we were harvesting the first week of September. Now we are harvesting whites in early August and reds starting in mid-August. This is worrying. " Said Serge Hochar

Architecture Uncorked: 9 Intoxicatingly Beautiful Wineries

The bucolic setting of vineyards inherently offers architects an opportunity to craft a sense of intimacy and warmth.


Ixir Winery in Basbina, Lebanon focused its approach on the complete symbiosis of the built with the natural. The architects intended for visitors to slowly discover the setting and built with minimal intervention on the landscape.