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Meet Israel's Talented Garage Winemaker

In nearly every biography of small Israeli wineries, there is a turning point in the plot, a time when the muse descends and the vintner decides to make wine. Sometimes the catalyst is a chance visit to a fascinating place; sometimes it is a midlife crisis or a desire to bond with the earth in the midst of a demanding career. Such tales spice up winery tours and often prompt visitors to feel, as they drink the wine, that they too might one day start a new chapter in their lives.

But with the Lewinsohn Winery in Hod Hasharon, the real story isn’t the story behind the wine, or even the garage in which the wine is made. The story here is the wine itself.

Israel's Newest Wineries Are at Home

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Israel’s wine culture has never been that of Italy or France. For generations, wine was a weekly Shabbat treat. But many Israelis are starting to appreciate the gift of a quiet glassful at the end of the work day — and more and more they’re making this wine in their homes. It would be easy to assume that this trend is limited to young, secular Israelis taking part in the current obsession with maker culture but religious Jews are just as involved, buying grapes from nearby vineyards and making wine in their homes.

Israel’s Somek Winery Is a Family Affair — With Deep Roots in the Land

Walking Among the Vines: The only employees of Somek Winery are Barak Dahan and his wife. When the time comes to harvest the grapes, friends and volunteers gather to help out the family.

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Walking Among the Vines: The only employees of Somek Winery are Barak Dahan and his wife. When the time comes to harvest the grapes, friends and volunteers gather to help out the family.

Wine Chat With Golan Heights Winery

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For Israeli wines, it has been an uphill battle to gain recognition in the world wine community. But a recent announcement gave it a big leg up. Wine Enthusiast, the leading wine magazine, named Golan Heights Winery as the New World Winery of the Year.

Mixing Bowl: Borscht Ice Cream; Israeli Wines

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The most divine interpretation of a blintz we have ever heard of — Orange Ricotta Pillows With Lillet Kumquat Compote. [Food 52]

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