*** by Daniel Rogov
Tulip is probably the only vineyard estate worlwide in which social dedication meets with the production of top class wines. Family Itzhaki founded in 2002 a small winery in a village of disabled people Kfar Tikva, that cooperates together with the local disabled people. Part of receipts of the wine-selling is used for the institution. Proof that this commitment can lead to top class wines, are the 90 Parker points, with which Syrah Reserve from Tulip in wine advocate was rated. The grapes of the Tulip wines originate from hillsides around Karmei Yosef (Judean mountainous region) and Kerem Ben Zimra (Upper Galilee). While the type „Just“ is a single vineyard wine, the top class wines Reserve and Grand Reserve are not enlarged by their origin, but according to best assemblage. Exclusively wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah are produced. With their about 80.000 bottles — not kosher – Tulip belongs to the smallest, but finest wineries in Israel. Now also kosher wine – see description at the particular wines!