The Pollack family loves to travel and appreciates great wine. They enjoyed a wine tour in the Jerusalem Hills, after a very rainy day! We started the day trying to go into the vineyards but we got stuck in a bit of mud in the Tzora vineyards, so we continued inside to Tzora Winery to enjoy a tasting of their wines. We tasted the Neve Ilan 2010, Judean Hills 2009 and Shoresh 2008.
The second winery we visited was Agur Winery. Shuki, the wine maker and owner, was his quirky self and spoke about his philosophy of wine, Israeli food and being a cultured wine grower and drinker. We enjoyed the Blanca 2010, Kessem 2010 and Special Reserve 2008. All Shuki's wines are blends and have an Old World sophistication to them.
After a delicious lunch in Abu Gosh, we visited Domaine du Castel on Moshav Ramat Raziel. From the picture, the Pollack family enjoyed some amazing cheeses with a pairing of the Castel wines. After a tour of the beautiful facility, we tasted the C Blanc du Castel 2010, Petit Castel 2009 (not on the market yet) and the Grand Vin 2009 and 2008. The Pollack family will enjoy these Castel wines for a years to come!
Le'Chaim and Happy Hanukah!