Israel was firmly sealed into the Mediterranean wine region the day a Carmel Single Vineyard wine won the prestigious Decanter International Trophy for Rhone Varietals: In 2010, the Kayoumi Shiraz 2006 beat Chateauneuf du Pape blends and Australian Shiraz to the finish line with rapturous applause.
In this first episode of Rhodes to Israeli Wine, host David Rhodes talks to some of Israel’s leading winemakers about the importance of re-branding Israeli wines as ‘Mediterranean.’ They explain how the move toward Mediterranean blends has allowed them to experiment with new grape varieties and show off Israel’s varied terroir.
So what do the scorching sands of Israel have in common with the continental climate of the Rhone valley? Tune in to find out.
This episode features interviews with:
Adam Montefiore, Brand Development Director at Carmel Winery
Victor Schoenfeld, chief winemaker at Golan Heights Winery
Or Nitabach, winemaker at Tabor Winery