Why Israel Is The Perfect Destination For Wine Lovers

Photo of Iris Kamenev
14 November 2016

You’re standing at a wine store, staring at a wall-to-wall display of wines from around the world. Not many will peruse the lesser known shelves, which is a shame, because some of the best wines can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Israel may seem like a surprising spot for wine connoisseurs, but in fact, it was ranked the #3 hottest wine destination for 2016 by Conde Nast Traveler.

Courtesy of Bat Shlomo Vineyards, Carmel Mountain

Something for everyone

Despite its small size, Israel is characterized by a variety of different climates, from the lush greenery of the North to the dry Southern desert, the range in landscapes is conducive to a wide selection of grape varieties. Whether you want red or white, dry or sweet, fruity or oaky, you can find an Israeli wine for your every mood.

Bat Shlomo Vineyards, Carmel Mountain

Wineries with open doors

With the option of country-wide wine tours (often available in English), a plethora of wine bars, cozy restaurants with extensive selections, and the occasional wine festival, there’s really no excuse to not taste test the vast range of wines that Israel has to offer. A wine lover always has a place to go in this country, and whether you’re a connoisseur or simply a 20-something after a stressful day of work, there’s an Israeli wine for your every need.

Bat Shlomo Vineyards, Carmel Mountain

If you’re looking for best value, take a look at the Tabor, Carmel, and Golan Heights wineries. All large wine producers in Israel, these wineries have different collections that range in price as well as quality.

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