The Wines of Israel

Israel and this region of the world has been making wine for thousands of years. The first recorded instance of winemaking was with Noah – a story whose roots have now been traced to an actual event in the Black Sea. How are modern day wines from Israel?

There are currently five wine regions in Israel:

  • Galilee, north of Nazareth
  • Shomron, south of Haifa
  • Samson, south of Tel Aviv
  • Negev, south of Gaza
  • Judean Hills, south of Jerusalem

The best wine comes from the Galilee region, especially from the Golan Heights. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc do especially well, but wineries also create Merlot and other well known wine types.

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