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by Fred McMillin
Until the l98Os Israeli wines were of Kosher interest only. But plantings on the Golan Heights from the Sea of Galilee up to 4,000 ft. And importation of California technology produced a Sauvignon Blanc in 1987 that amazed the world.
...Hugh Johnson's World Atlas of Wine
The Golan Heights Winery is situated high up on the Golan overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The "Galilee wine region" is the source of Israel's finest quality wines.
...From the back label of our Wine of the Day
The Rest of the Story
Now, about that 1987 Galilee-region Sauvignon Blanc that "amazed the world." My panel was pretty amazed by a 1998 Galilee-region Sauvignon Blanc, too. Here it is.
Wine of the Day
1998 "Galilee 2000", 70 Sauvignon Blanc, 30 Semillon
About that bottle in the snow. Israeli wines are right at home in the white stuff. Historians tell us that Mt. Hebron was always covered with snow which was carried down the mountain to cool the wines of Solomon. (Sir Edward Barry, 1775)
Credits—Research Assistant Diane Bulzomi.
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