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A taste of Israeli wines from the Judean hills

From Bible times till today, the Judean Hills near Jerusalem has been the home of some of the region’s finest vineyards.  The owners of the Castel Winery, Mony Winery and Zion Winery have unique stories to tell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugq-cY8MSWs

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Wines from the Biblical heartland

The Israeli wine industry in the Judean Hills grows literally from strength to strength (see here for previous articles). For example, Gush Etzion winery produces 100,000 bottles a year and the Judean Hills Quartet is a group of 4 boutique … Continue reading

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Discovering a vineyard for the Temple wine

Whilst Yaakov Berg was planting his vines in Psagot, Judea, he discovered a cave containing a 2000-year-old wine press.  Their “new” vineyard was exactly on the site where wine for the ancient Temple in Jerusalem had been made. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/message-in-a-bottle-a-harvest-time-letter-from-the-hills-of-israel/

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Wine and Jazz in Jerusalem’s Gardens

(Thanks to Janglo) There can’t be a more pleasant way to spend an evening. For a mere 60 shekels, on May 30th you can admire the flora in Jerusalem’s Botanical Gardens, listen to great music and sample delicious wines from … Continue reading

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More discoveries

Latest archaeological excavations in Israel have revealed a wine press and mosaic floor from the Talmudic period. And in Jerusalem, pottery was found from the time that the Persians ruled Judea – which was when the Purim story took place. … Continue reading

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Fight BDS – drink up

The first linked article highlights some delicious wines made in Judea and Samaria.  Meanwhile, the 2016 Sommelier Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv featured the products of 80 different Israeli wineries with the Golan Heights Winery being very popular in Europe. … Continue reading

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