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Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Daniel Kovnat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:39 am

Just yesterday I found out that the 14th Annual Judean Hills Wineries Festival is being held this week. In fact, it is in another three days, this Thursday, October 18th, at 5 PM at Kibbutz Tzora. I called the information number (*8108 in Israel) and was informed that the admission fee is 50 shekels. I am not sure which of the wineries in this region are participating but I'll try to find out and get back with the information.

By the way, I was looking forward to going to this and had been planning on it being held in November. Don't know if I'll make it because it is a long drive for me as I live in the Western Galilee on the border with Lebanon. I also had been looking forward to a road race in conjunction with this tasting of wines from the Judean Hills. It had been held the day after the festival last year, but this year it is to be held one day plus one week after the festival on October 26th. If you want information go to this link of the promoters of the race (in Hebrew)-- http://events.shvoong.co.il/yekavim/?page_id=18.
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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Gabriel Geller » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:45 am

Hi Dan, sorry I should have posted about this a few days ago. I intend on going (still not 100% sure). Considering the wineries participating it is well worthy of attending. Among those will be Castel (the only Israeli public tasting event they attend), Flam, Ella Valley, Tzora, Tzuba, Teperberg... I will of course report back.

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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Daniel Kovnat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:25 am

Hi Gabe,

Hope to see you there, but if I don't make it, it will be nice to read your report about what you tasted.
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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Stephen Weil » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:35 am

I will be there PG as last couple of years I really enjoyed it. Very local event.
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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by David Raccah » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:51 am

I posted this two weeks ago my man - I hope you enjoy the festival - I tried so hard to make it, but in the end the dates were against me. Last year the events were later in the calendar, these early dates made my travel plans complicated. Enjoy!
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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Gabriel Geller » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:10 pm

David Raccah wrote: I tried so hard to make it, but in the end the dates were against me

:( shame on you! :wink:
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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Yehoshua Werth » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:50 pm

the dates were against me


As long as they were not figs I would not feel so bad..

And if the grapes were against you then we know we have problems;)
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Re: Judean Hills Wineries Festival

by Daniel Kovnat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:35 pm

I hope there are no sour grapes.

(couldn't resist that one---> :-)
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