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Vineyards and Wineries between Jerusalem and the Northern Negev

Wine

The following itinerary will take you through some of the fine wine of the Judean hills and planes, to the northern Negev, but the route can be easily altered to fit anyone’s needs. The distances are short, allowing plenty of time to stop at several wineries a day, and enjoying the ride in-between.​

 
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Rishon Lezion
Wines on the edge of Tel Aviv 

Approx 30 Km.


Follow road #443 west to Moshav Ginaton. Stop into the Ginaton Winery, (Tel: +972-8-9254841), and then head north on road #46 towards Kfar Truman and the Natuf Winery, producing wine from grapes grown nearby. Keep north on #46 to Tirat Yehuda. In the Moshav you will find “Sod Ha Yain” (The secret of winewww.wine4u.co.il (Hebrew), a winery and education center on wine. Not far from there in Moshav Bnei Atarot, an old Templar colony, Villa Wilhelma ( www.villawilhelma.co.il ) produces wine from grapes of the Galilee. They are located in a villa built in the 19th century, where they hold tastings and seminars. Continue west towards the town of Yahud, where between the houses of this suburb of Tel Aviv, Chillag Winery presses Galilean grapes into fine wine ( chillag@netvision.net.il ). Also nearby, in the village ofKfar Azar is the Ben Haim Winery (www.benhaim.co.il), a family trade started in Romania in the 1880’s. 
From there, take road #412 southbound towards Rishon Le-Zion. Edmond Rothschild founded the Carmel Winery here in 1882(www.carmelwines.co.il). Here, where three different Israeli Prime Ministers were employed (Ben Gurion, Eshkol and Olmert), you will find the largest kosher wine producer in the world, and a cornerstone of Israeli wine. The winery has a visitors center and museum telling the story of the Jewish people in Israel, through the story of its wine.

 

Overnight in the Rishon Le-Zion area.

Wineries - Yoav Yehuda