“Domaine de Castel” is one of the first family operated wineries in the Judean hills. From the very first 50-case release Castel’s wine was praised by wine critiques, and today half of his production is for export. And by the way – According to Robert Parker this is the best wine in Israel!.
After crashing a few motor cycles, in 1989 Eyal Rotem rapleced his motor passion for wine passion, and ent to Australia to learn how to make wine. Opening his own winery in 2001 near kibbutz Harel, today Clos de Gat produces 60,000 bottles.
And the result?
So far Robert Parker rated Clos de Gat wines SIX times a grade over “90″. I say no more.
Tulip Winery was formed in 2003 next to “village of hope”, a unique institution for challenged people. Its operation is there for a special bond between business and community support!.
And proving its quality, Tulip winery produces today 100,000 bottles, and it wins every year in wine competitions.
Yatir boutique winery began operating only in 1997, with its first wines launched only in 2004. And yet since then this winery achieved unparalleled success for a winery so young. The winery produces two levels: Yatir and Yatir Forest, the latter being the winery’s flagship series.
“Carmei Avdat” is one of the vineyards located in the heart of the Negev, along the Nabatean “Spice route”. Although apparently too arid and dry , archaeological finds attested to wine production here in antiquity, and wineries like “Carmei Avdat” prove that this is indeed not only possible, but results to pleasing wine with a special desert aroma.
Jonathen Tishbi has been a grower for the Carmel cooperative until 1985. His vineyard in the southern edge of the Carmel mountain is the source of a soft sauvingion blanc and wonderful oaky chardonnay. A cozy visitors center provides free tasting and welcome all win lovers.