(entrance to Somek Winery) Barak Dahan is the fifth generation of farmers growing wine grapes in the area of Zichron Yaakov. His great-great-grandfather came from Romania in 1882 with 51 other families to settle the farming village of Zamirin. The first pioneers were a failure at farming when Baron Edmond de Rothschild decided to support
Coming soon, what’s behind the Green Door!
If you’re not familiar with the winery then you should get to know Ella Valley Vineyards. The winery was established in 1998 with vineyards located in three areas: Nes Harim with an elevation of 700 meters, Ella Valley with an elevation of 320 meters and Aderet with an elevation of 350-400 meters. This year
This morning I took a short ride to Zafririm Winery in the Adulam Region of Judea. Ten years ago, following a growing appreciation of wine and completing the Soreq Winery’s winemaking course, Lori and Shaike Lender opened the Zafririm Winery located on Moshav Zafririm. Whenever I speak about Israeli wines, I like to emphasize
On Wednesday evening enjoyed a pleasant visit at Rota Farm. Erez took a few minutes off from final preparations for the harvest which began at midnight on Thursday. These Merlot grapes are spending their last day on the vine.
There’s something very special about Israel’s wineries in the Negev. First of all, to see a lush vineyard thriving in the desert soil is a bit unexpected. Secondly, to arrive at these vineyards you first encounter one of my favorite Israeli roadsigns… Erez Rota established his farm in the Negev desert in the summer of
Shapiro Jerusalem Beer. A micro-brewery whose history began in the Shapiro family home in Jerusalem that has grown into a state-of-the-art facility hidden away in the Nocham Industrial Park. After years of home production beer, brothers Itzik and Danny Shapiro traveled to the US to improve their knowledge in beer production. With a generous investment
Tomorrow the 11th annual Jerusalem Wine Festival opens in the Sculpture Garden of the Israel Museum. The Jerusalem Wine Festival is the largest of the public wine events in Israel and will host thousands of visitors during the four nights of the event. Over 30 wineries are represented from all over the country, including not