A collection of Israeli wines


Julia has written the introductions to the profiles of the four very different Israeli wineries that produced the 26 wines we happen to have tasted reasonably recently. They range from the barely acceptable to the seriously inspiring. 

For a history of wine in Israel and detailed profiles of almost all Israeli wineries, see The Wine Route of Israel, by Eliezer Sacks, Yaron Goldfisher and Adam Montefiore (Cordinata 2012).


A relatively new boutique winery (annual production around 10,000 cases) established by film-maker Ze'ev Dunie (pictured here) in Moshav Bar Giora in the Jerusalem Hills. His desire to make...