The wines of Northen Israel: Galilee & Golan Heights

by  |  06-04-2014

The general perception of Israel in most people’s mind is how it looks in the Negev Desert, but the reality is that a good deal more of it looks like the northern reaches of Galilee with lush, green valleys and hills awash in every square centimeter that’s cultivable growing something. To anyone that I’ve talked about the trip to since returning, they generally ask about the security, especially up in this northern area. It’s a reasonable question for anyone who reads the news and hears about the ongoing conflict of Syria which this part of Israel shares a northern border with. But again, the reality is that it’s very safe, has been for decades, and Israel spends untold amounts of money to ensure that it stays as such. If you think about it, wine vines, that take a minimum of three years to reach production maturity are grown up there […]
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