On Saturday, December 17th a group of friends from Tel Aviv University enjoyed a day tour to the Carmel Region. This is the last week of their Study Abroad program and they wanted to learn about Israeli wine. We started the day at Amphorae Winery and Noga took us around the winery and explained the specific process of wine making that Amphorae uses to make the best possible wine they can from the quality vineyards all over Israel. We tasted the Chardonnay 2007, MedRed 2007, Rhyton 2006, Syrah 2006 and the Port style wine. After a lunch at Manuella we visited Somek Winery where Barak invited us into his backyard and showed us where he ferments and ages his wine. We tasted the Chardonnay 2009, Merlot 2006, Carignan 2006, and B'rkat HaNadiv 2006. Everyone learned how to taste wine and the history of Israeli wine. It was a really fun day and a lot of wine was tasted..and drunk!