Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute

ProWein 2014: Wine pleasure from the heights of Israel

Israel presents top-quality wine from Galilee and the Judean Hills

20 March 2014, Berlin

"LeChaim" will be the word to spread on the international trade fair ProWein, which will take place from 23 - 25 March in Düsseldorf. Eight wineries from the vineyards of Galilee and the Judean Hills, which are perched high in the mountains of Israel, are inviting guests to the Israeli Pavilion hosted by the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute (IEICI) and the Israel Trade Center in Berlin, at Hall 02, stand C03.

The fact that – compared with other national wine industries – the young Israeli wine scene doesn’t shy away from international competition has been proven by with the multi gold award-winning wines such as Galilee by Rimon Winery, Yarden Chardonnay by Golan Heights Winery, Meron by Galil Mountain Winery and Petite Sirah by Recanati Winery.

"Israel’s high-perched wine growing regions offer the best preconditions to create international top-quality wines. What makes our wines so successful is mainly the combination of prevailing geological and microclimatic conditions and our winegrowers’ international experience and training”, says Yaara Shimony, Manager, Wine and Fresh Produce at IEIC.

Geological conditions include mainly Galilee’s fertile volcanic basalt and tufa soils, as well as the Judean Hills‘ limey and stony soils. Together with the long hours of Mediterranean sun, the high altitude and the cool sea breezes moving through the mountains, the grapes develop their particular taste reflecting the ‘Terroir’. Israel’s well known urge for innovation is also a big benefit for its winemakers. With the most modern irrigation technologies and international experience they squeeze the best out of the grapes. One of the oldest wine-growing regions of the world takes great pride in offering wines of the highest quality today.

You are welcome to put the wineries to the test from Sunday to Tuesday, at ProWein 2014. The wines are produced by wineries from Galilee such as Bazelet Hagolan Winery, Galil Mountain Winery, Golan Heights Winery, Rimon Winery nd Recanati Winery. The latter also offers wines from its vineyards in the Judean Hills, the same as Jerusalem Wineries, Teperberg 1870 Winery and Tzora Vineyards.

The wines that will be presented at the show include:

• Bubblepom and Galilee Premium (Rimon Winery)
• Viognier, Meron and Yiron (Galil Mountain Winery)
• Petite Sirah, Yasmin White and Wild Carignan (Recanati Winery)
• Shoresh, Judean Hills and Neve Ilan Blanc (Tzora Vineyards)
• Terra Malbec, Meritage and Terra Merlot (Teperberg 1870 Winery)
• Wines from the series Yarden, Gamla and Hermon (Golan Heights Winery)
• Wines from the series Ugav, Nikanor and Ein Karem (Jerusalem Wineries)
• Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (Bazelet Hagolan Winery)

For background information see here: www.export.gov.il/UploadFiles/03_2014/WinesofIsraelProWein2014.pdf

For further information about these Israeli wineries, as well as to schedule meetings or interviews at ProWein 2014, please contact:

Stephanie Schmitz
media consulta International Holding AG
Phone: +49 (0) 221 65000-331
Email: s.schmitz@media-consulta.com