About Israeli Wine

About Israeli Wine
As a wine-producing country, Israel has reinvented itself, moving away from the sweet, grapey concord wines for religious celebrations to an industry that now is known for complex, well structured red and white table wines. Today in regions such as Galilee and the Judean Hills, beautifully crafted versions of several red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are being produced. Quality is very good to excellent, with prices ranging from inexpensive to the high $20 range for American retail shelves. While most wines in Israel are still kosher, there are some that are not; these are small lot production, often made by garage winemakers. The bottom line is that Israel has been accepted as a quality wine producer for several years and things will only get better in this regard.

Top Picks for Israel

Galil Mountain 2019 Alon Red Blend Galilee
95 points
$23.99
A vibrant, warm and delicious red blend that is sure to please.
95 points $23.99
Galil Mountain 2019 Ela Red Blend Galilee
94 points
$23
A distinctive and intriguing savory wine that will be fun to pair with.
Golan Heights Winery 2020 Gilgal Chardonnay
84 points
$18
A nice dry, Chardonnay with savory, smoky notes well-suited for grilled fish and fowl.