Last week Tamara called me and asked if she could plan a last minute wine tour to the Upper Galilee with her friends. I said Of Course!
Today, March 28th, at 8:15am eleven of Tamara's friend's set out from her apartment in Tel Aviv to the Upper Galilee.
There first stop was the Galil Mountain Winery. Shiri explained the process of wine making and they enjoyed their tasting of 4 different types of wines.
After they traveled to the Rimon Winery where they loved the wine made from Pomegranates. Their last winery was the Adir Winery, where they tasted red wines and ate their delicious organic goat cheese and yogurt.
On March 17, 2010 Rob and Kelly started their day with a hearty breakfast at the Artists Colony Inn in Tsfat. This B&B is the top rated place to stay in Tsfat with its quaint charm and delightful owners, Jeff and Benay.
We descended Tsfat and traveled to the Galil Mountain Winery where Rob and Kelly received a private tour by Shiri. They enjoyed a tasting of the Yiron, Avivim, Cabernet-Shiraz blend and Barbara Wines.
Next we drove to the Rimon Winery where Rob and Kelly enjoyed another private tour with Ortal. They saw the vats and French oak barrels that the Pomegranate wine is oaked in. They thoroughly enjoyed the Rimon Wines and bought a carton for their friends and family back home to taste.
Kelly and Rob were not tipsy enough so we drove across the street to the Adir Winery to taste their high-quality wines produced from Kerem Ben Zimra vineyards, and organic goat cheeses.
Drinking on an empty stomach is not the smartest thing, so we then traveled to Gush Halev for delicious hummus, pita, chicken kabobs and falafel.
We ended our day at the Miles Winery in Kerem Ben Zimra. Molly, the owner, took us into her home and sampled the savory wines with us. The Miles Winery produces a unique white port made from Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes and oaked for four years in a French barrel.
After a day with Kelly and Rob, I stopped at the Yeman man in Tsfat who makes the delicious bread with zatar and vegetables for a glass of home-made organic Merlot, which I must say was a perfect end to a most enjoyable day.