* * * by Daniel Rogov
Wine of the Tishbi Estate Winery Israel
This wonderful story began 1882, when Baron Edmond de Rothschild at that time first planted grapes in Israel at his grandparents. After one century in 1984 the Tishbi estate winery was founded by Jonathan Tishbi. The family property is supervised by him and his family till today, growing of the grapes, harvest, press and bottling process.
The Tishbi estate winery produces wines of high quality in 4 categories. The quality of those wines increases steadily and is rewarded with first prices and medals on the international wine exhibitions, as for example the successfull brandy.
High developed irrigation plant technology, supervision and also the extreme sandy grounds guarantee highest quality grapes. Hot, dry days and cool, windy nights produce the smaller, stronger berries with deep colors and extraordinary intense of aroma.
Tishbis main growing area Zichron Yaacov is located at the foot of the Carmel mountain range. Direct at the Mediterranean Sea, the wine growing area enjoys the mediteranean sea breeze. Grapes of best quality are also planted and harvested in the upper North and in the Negev desert.
Growing areas are:
- Haifa: Zichron Yaakov and Givat Ada — type of grape: Merlot, Smaragdriesling, France Colombard and Petite Sirah
- Upper Galilee: Kfar Yuval and Keem Ben Zimra — type of grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay are used for „Reserve“ and „Estate“ Wines
- Galilee: Kfar Tavor — type of grape: Sauvignon Blanc, French Colombard, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
- Judean Mountains: Jehuda — type of grape: Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay
- Negev desert: Sde Boker — type of grape: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
New — Wines that are not in schedule of the exporter. Attention, these wines are seasonal items, since we can buy these wines only once or twice per year, it can get to shortage with larger orders. If you wish larger amounts, please check with us! Partially Europe-wide exclusively with us!
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