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In memory of Serge Hochar, a friend and Trailblazer

1st Jan. 2015  /  Summergate News  ·  Chateau Musar

It is with great sadness that we grieve the loss of our dear partner and friend, Serge Hochar. 

An icon and legend known throughout the world of wine as the steward of Lebanon's Chateau Musar, Serge dedicated much of his life to putting Lebanese wine on the world map, while simultaneously building one of the most iconic wineries in the world. Serge shared his passion and laughter with all those who crossed his path, and his legacy is remarkable. He carried on his family’s winery though a civil war, traveled the world to share Chateau Musar’s vision, was named the first ever Decanter Man of the Year, and continued to share his love and passion with the world leading up to his final days. We were lucky enough to have had the opportunity to welcome Serge to China one last time in the end of November for our Wine Trailblazers event, and Serge was as energetic and enthusiastic as ever. 

It has been an honor to have had the opportunity to work with Serge for so many years and to experience the energy, positivity and warmth that he brought into every room he entered.

Our deepest condolences go out to Marc and the Hochar family. Serge’s legacy will live on through the wines that he committed his life journey to.

Serge Hochar

A True Trailblazer

1939 – 2015

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