A dialogue about life journey, traditional craft and fulfilled dreams
The Israeli wine was associated with sweet, alcoholic mass-produced goods for quite a long time keeping the far-reaching opinion of hopelessness to perform “good” wine production alive. At a time when we know that tradition of viticulture in present day Israel, or rather Palestine, stretches back to antiquity and did not come to a standstill even under the Ottoman rule, this poor reputation is even more surprising. With the end of the Ottoman time in the 19th century, the Israeli winegrowing started to gather pace, not least due to Baron Edmond de Rothschild who streamlined the production and invested his knowledge and money.
Nowadays the production of wine grapes spreads over approximately 5.000 hectares. Alongside the Samaria close to Haifa, the regions of Samson (close to Tel Aviv), Harei Yehuda (Hebron Hills, near to the Negev Desert) and Galilee are the typical wine growing areas. Young Dalton Winery from the Upper Galilee, the Flam Winery near to Beit Shemesh and the socially committed Tulip Winery located in the residential community of people with disabilities Kfar Tikva: these are just a few examples of numerous small vineyards which today produce quality wines at the international level. Also, large cooperatives like tracing back to Baron Rothschild time Carmel Winery or the famous Golan Heights Winery are successful in producing wine. Also, the kosher one, exporting it all over the world. Weiterlesen