After the Wailing Wall…Wine Tasting in the Judean Hills

on 05/09/10 at 8:05 am


Winemaker Eli Ben Zaken examines grapes at Domaine du Castel.

Three wineries to visit and tips on touring Israel’s most-accessible wine region:

Driving through Israel’s Judean Hills is a bit like driving through Tuscany or Napa. Vines line the hills on each side of the winding road, and wineries are set among the forested rolling landscape, spotted with wildflowers. Just 25 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, the Judean Hills has a more moderate Mediterranean climate than that of northern Israel, remaining green even in the heat of the summer.

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