Food & Wine Calls Israel “One of the Most Exciting Wine-Producing Countries in the World“

Published: February 20, 2020

Spotlighting Israel as “one of the most exciting, vibrant wine-producing countries in the world” noted wine writer Brian Freedman delves into the Eastern Mediterranean nation’s history, terroir, and ongoing “Fifth Wave” of cutting-edge producers experimenting with new locations, grapes, and technologies. Writing in Food & Wine and debunking some of the many incorrect assumptions about kosher winemaking, Freedman points to a whole new class of boutique producers, large and small, who are making wines that speak of the Mediterranean and are connecting with a wide audience in the United States.

Featuring thoughtful tasting notes on a wide range of wines from Dalton, Five Stones Vineyards, Gva’ot, Jezreel, Lueria, Recanati, Somek, Tabor, Teperberg, Tura Estate, Yarden, and Yatir, Freedman’s recommendations all “indicate a similar a sense of place and care” that defines the Israeli wine renaissance.