Modern Israel is a young state, but wine-making traditions
have been kept by its inhabitants from the very ancient times. They
have to struggle with absolutely unsuitable for wine-growing climate.
But Israelis are persistent and hardworking people. Today they use modern
equipment to cope with natural difficulties and try to enlarge the assortment
of produced wines.
For vineyards are taken slopes of Carmel mountain,
north coast of Kinneret lake (Sea of Galilee), flat country to the east
of Yaffo and Tel Aviv, plains to the north of Beer Sheva and down to
the border with Negev desert in the south.
Traditional predilection for sweet red dessert wines
has changed recently to light dry red and white table wines, produced
of rather recently imported to Israel sorts of Cabernet Sauvignon and
Cabernet Blanc. They gradually replace Carignan and Grenache, used for
producing red wines; Semillon, Claret and Muscat, used for producing
Following red wines are made in Israel: Adom Attic,
Atsmon, Carmelit, Premiere, Chateau and others. Most famous white wines
are: Chateau des la Montaigne , Mont Blem, Massada and Carmel Hook.
The sparkling wines tagged "The President" are leading
Israel wines made by method of champagne.
Israel exports wines mainly to the United States.
All exported wines pass the control of quality in Wine Institute of
Israel and receive the certificate of kosher.
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