In to the belly of Israeli wine: Judean Hills, Samson, & Shomron

by  |  02-04-2014

In starting, it’s important to note that definitive wine regions in Israel are something of an abstract idea, especially as there is an insane wealth of history behind them and their shifting borders over the centuries. Toss in to this the fact that a winery in one region can buy grapes from all over Israel and saying, “this winery is in X region” is something of a nebulous concept. Despite this, it is indeed the physical Judean Hills region that seems to have the best development for touristic visits. Being located around Jerusalem and a relatively short drive from Tel Aviv (traffic willing) the cellars there are within easy reach of the majority of Israel’s population. Some 30 of them have even joined together to form a regional wine route. And then just to the north are even more cellars in Samson and Shomron. Domaine du Castel One of the […]
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