wine tour

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Pinotaj and Touriga Nasionial, Tinto Kao and Nebbiolo, Russan and Marcelan...

All these phony names are easily recognized by someone who knows wine. We’re talking about grape varieties - raw materials for what is perhaps the main drink after water in human history. In Israel, they can make great wine, and it’s easy to find out.

The first vines in ancient Canaan were cultivated 5,000 years before Christ. Biblical texts say that two thousand years before the coming of Jesus, the vineyard here was broken by the same Noah.
In ancient Egypt, the vines of ancient Judea were already popular, they were willingly drank by pharaohs and courtiers, about which documentary evidence is preserved. They knew Jewish wines in Roman times, they were supplied to all regions of the empire.

In 1882, the famous French baron Edmond de Rothschild founded Carmel. By 1887, a beverage factory had been built and launched (the second largest and almost the most technologically advanced in the world.) Since then, wine production in modern Israel has been growing. In the second half of the 20th century, after the proclamation of Independence, the production of local masters has become very popular, and has begun to steadily win prizes at international exhibitions and galleries of connoisseurs.
Nowadays, Israel cultivates about 6,000 hectares of grapes. Wine is produced everywhere. The Golan Heights in the north, the Jewish Mountains in the center of the country, and the Negev desert in the south are ready to enjoy their special varieties.

In Israel, real wine-making giants flourish. This is the existing brand of Carmel, the enterprises of Barkan-Segal, Golan Heights and others. Also, since the early 2000s, boutique production has been actively developing, products of such brands as Saslov, Clos de Gat, Tzuba, Vitkin deserve the most attention. Some of the owners of small garage family businesses come from the American Napa Valley, a very important wine region of the world. There is a monastery wine making. Thus, the obligatory point of any wine tour is a place called Latrun. The residence of the Trappist Silencers cultivates a vine brought to Israel by Napoleon Bonaparte. And Latrun wines are an unparalleled example of quality and variety.

Tasting is perfectly combined with excursions to Israel’s main attractions, as well as a holiday on one of the seas. Wine tourism may include visits to vineyards, renowned restaurants, wine festivals and other special events:

.... .Galiley. Safed is a city of mystics, kabbalah and ... cheese. Meiri family cheese. Galilee wines from the Dalton factory. «Ein Camonim» - goat farm and cheeses that love even in France...
.... The Golan. Visit to the ancient winery of the city of Katzrin. Modern winery: wine tasting of the Fair. Beit Shean is a cult of the God of Dionysus in the ancient Roman city....

.... The Negev Desert. Tasting Green Wine. Awdat is a city of nabates. Ancient winery and wine store. Churches and fortresses, Roman baths. «Havat bodedym» is a farm where grapes are grown according to the technology of ancient nabates. Secrets of growing grapes of the variety «merlot» in the desert.

An evening at the club for true wine and cheese connoisseurs, at Kibbutz Ceelim.

In Israel it is possible to create a lot of convenient wine routes, which will be interesting both to connoisseurs and neophytes. Our study tours take place in the Judea Mountains (Matte Yehuda) region (terroire), in the deserts of southern Israel, in the Samaria hills, in the Carmel Mountains and in the Hefer and Alona valleys, as well as in the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights.

The visit is offered to two or three wineries in one district. The routes are designed in such a way that representatives of different segments of the Israeli winemaking industry - both large industrial wineries and mid-size winemakers and very small family businesses - can be seen. The tour ends, usually with a meal in a restaurant.
Come to us, meet Israeli wine and take with you a couple of bottles of something original, in memory of your big wine adventure.

For example - Overview of wine tasting of the series "Shesek" recently held in the vineyard "Moni", which is located in one of the most picturesque places in Israel - in the heart of the Jewish mountains:

- Wine "Red Shesek" - bathing of wine "Sira" 28%, "Shiraz" 48% and "Cabernet Savignon" 24%. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 8 months and has a deep red-purple color. It has an intense flavor of red fruit, a light outlet of burnt wood and a pleasant, long-lasting aftertaste. It fits well with grilled fish or baked fish.

- Wine "White Shecek" - swimming wine "Chardonnay" 40%, "Samion" 30% and "Kolombard" 30%. The wine is made by cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 12 ºC. It has a straw yellow, a flavour of green apple and flowers, a refreshing flavour with fruit sour and an elegant "round" finish. Goes with fish, salads and grilled chicken.

- Wine "Claret" - classic "Bordeaux" bath "Cabernet Savignon" 60%, "Merlot" 20% and, pleasant surprise - "Pety Verdo" 20%. It has a flavour of black currant, blackberries and vanilla with a lightly flavoured burning tree. It is suitable for a wide range of meat dishes with spices.

- Wine "Gewurtstraminer". Grapes collected at night are used for this wine. Fermentation occurs in stainless tanks at 12 ºC. The flavor of pink water, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Long and elegant aftertaste. It is suitable for Asian cuisine, fish and rich spices.

- Wine "Petit Sira" is made of grapes of "Sira" variety in oak barrels for 6 months. Color - deep red and purple. An intense flavour of fruit and oak. An enduring aftertaste. Good for beef dishes.

- "Sira" wine is made of "Sira" grapes, aged in oak barrels for 6 months. The colour is deep red. Taste of hazelnuts, some black pepper and smoked meat. Goes with beef dishes and pasta dishes with different sauces.

- "Peti Verdo" wine is made of "Peti Verdo" grapes, aged in oak barrels for 6 months. The color is deep red and purple. Flavor of forest berries and smoked oak. Long finish. Fits the stew.

The series is directed by Sasson Ben Aharon.

You can taste wine, and you can choose what you think is best for you. Even if it rains, it’s okay. There is a natural cave with long oak tables where you can sit for tasting.
The winery also produces olive oil extra virgin, that is, the oil is produced at a temperature of up to 35°C and passes no other treatment than washing, crushing, liquid and solid fraction separation, and filtration.

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