The area is from 0 to 330 feet above sea level and it is a hot, humid region. Summer temperatures range from 68-90 0F. Annual precipitation is 13-16”. Alluvial soils mix with sandy, clay loams. There is also a fair bit of terra rossa. This was one of the areas planted by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in the 1880’s, because it was near some of the farming villages. However, it is a region more known for growing strawberries and citrus fruits than wine grapes and many vineyards have been replaced by real estate.
The Northern Coastal Plain includes the traditional growing area of Hanadiv Valley and the areas east of Binyamina. The Central Coastal Plain is south east of Tel Aviv and includes Mazkeret Batya and Gedera.
Wineries in Coastal Plain: Alexander, Meishar, Recanati.
Coastal Plain vineyards: 15%
The traditional growing area of Hanadiv Valley and the areas east of Binyamina