HaKerem: Israeli Wine

19 Mar Domaine du Castel

It’s quite possible that Domaine du Castel makes THE best wine from Israel. Unquestionably, they make some of the best wine in the world. I first encountered the wines of Castel only last year, when I was asked to write a story on them for...

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17 Mar Chateau Golan Winery

Chateau Golan is a small, boutique winery on the Golan Heights. While its modeled after a French chateau, its winemaker was trained in Oregon. Unlike the Franco-phile Domaine du Castel, which is truly making French-style wines, it appears that the Chateau Golan’s decision, with its...

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14 Mar Bazelet HaGolan Winery

Bazelet HaGolan is a winery that I recently “discovered” on my trip up north. Bazelet means “basalt,” and refers to the volcanic terroir of the Golan Heights. The winery was founded in 1998 and released only Cabernet Sauvignon until 2005, and is releasing its first...

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12 Mar Golan Heights Winery

I’m not going to write much about the Golan Heights Winery because it is one of Israel’s best known – and best – wineries. If you aren’t familiar with their wines from the Katzrin, Yarden, Gamla, and Golan labels, than go out RIGHT now to...

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10 Mar Galil Mountain Winery

It’s no secret to readers of this blog that one of my favorite wineries is the Galil Mountain Winery (not, as my tour guide kept on annoyingly referring to it as the Mt. Galilee Winery). Owned by the vineyards (which also own the Golan Heights...

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06 Mar Dalton

Israel’s Upper Galilee is one of the best areas to make wine. Dalton Winery was founded in 1993 by Mat Haruni and is consistently making high quality wines at reasonable prices. In fact, Daniel Rogov writes that “Dalton has earned a consistently good name for...

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04 Mar Golan Heights

Will have much more to say about Golan Heights Winery (had some excellent wines from them last week), but in the meantime, here's a picture I took last Monday of an Israeli flag flying over their steel barrels outside of their winery in Katzrin, on...

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