Israeli wines have a long and storied history dating back to the days of the Romans, who planted vineyards throughout what is now Israel. Despite their prominence in ancient times, Israeli winemaking fell into decline over the subsequent centuries. It wasn’t until the 1870s that Jewish immigrants from Europe started bringing a renewed interest in winemaking to the region.
Since then, Israeli winemakers have made significant strides in creating world-class wines. The country boasts a wide range of grape varietals – such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay for reds and whites respectively – as well as some local favorites like Carignan and Riesling. These grapes thrive in Israel’s unique climate – producing wines with intense flavors and aromas.
Israeli wines are becoming increasingly popular around the world due to their quality, variety and affordability. There is something here for everyone from novice sippers to seasoned connoisseurs!