L’Chaim! Exploring Israel’s Finest Wineries & Breweries

September 2nd 2016

Judaism holds alcohol in high prominence, using it to elevate an ordinary event into a spiritual occasion. The Sabbath commences with a cup of wine, the holiday of Purim is marked by getting inebriated, and the marriage and brit ceremonies are celebrated over cups overflowing. Jews just enjoy a good drink. You don’t need a special occasion to appreciate well-brewed drinks, though. Check out these Israeli wineries and breweries and taste some of the finest beverages you’ll ever come across.

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Carmel Winery

The Carmel Winery is the biggest and oldest winery in the country, with an overall output of more than 15 million bottles of wine each year! Carmel wines are internationally acclaimed, being shipped out and enjoyed in over 40 different countries across the world.

Lone Tree Brewery

Arrive at Lone Tree, nestled in the Gush Etzion Forest, and you’ll already notice the friendly and inviting atmosphere that produces some excellent handcrafted beer. Take a fascinating tour of the brewery to experience this beverage at every stage and with all your senses.

Tishbi Winery

If you enjoy chocolate as much as a good glass of wine, then you are going to love Tishbi Winery. This tour combines these two passions into one sensational experience, allowing visitors to partake in some gourmet French chocolates throughout the interesting winery tour.

Rimon Winery

The Rimon Winery proves that every bottle of wine is not created equal. Connoisseurs will revel at the opportunity to experience this new type of wine, made from pomegranate seeds, that boasts a totally unique and irresistible flavor.

Agur Winery

The winemakers at Agur Winery abide by the philosophy that two heads are better than one, or at least that is, two vines are better than one! Blending different types of grapes into their lines, this picturesque winery creates some of the strongest and most flavourful wines in the country.

Golan Heights Winery

Probably the most famous winery in Israel, the Golan Heights Winery has done a lot to earn their esteemed reputation. Pairing their tours with fine cuisine, expert knowledge, and fascinating tidbits, the Golan Heights Winery is one tour you don’t want to miss.

With over 300 wineries dotting the countryside, be sure to put some of these locations on your itinerary this year because touring the wineries across Israel will be the highlight of your trip!