Domaine du Castel

Domaine du Castel is one of Israel’s leading vineyards, run by Eli Ben Zaken and his sons Eytan and Ariel (see picture)   The website is here. 

Although not yet available in Australia,  the wine from the vineyard at Ramat Raziel Moshav in the Judeah Hills, is establishing a global reputation.  As stated,  “traditionally, the Golan Heights and the Galilee to the north have been considered as the best regions for wine in Israel.  But since the mid 90s, the Judaean Hills have carved out their own niche in the international wine market, with Castel now recognised as one of the 365 best vintages in the world, according to France’s prestigious Bettane & Desseauve guide.”

 A different flavour to – Castel  – the place name of an important battle in the War of Independence to secure the road to Jerusalem (see here and here)

Le Chaim – and looking forward to Domaine du Castel reaching Australia’s shores.

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