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  • TERRAVINO 2019

    Israel's premier International Wines & Spirits Competition has taken place at Isrotel's wine themed hotel Cramim, set in the Judean Hills. The competition is called Terravino and it is in its 14th year. 618 wines were tasted by the wine professional judges, and 328 of these were from Israel. The others were from 28 different countries. The judges were made up of a team of 40. Terravino was founded by Haim Gan of Ish Anavim (The Grape Man) and he still manages the competition. The Terravino Lifetime Award for 2019 was made to Eli Ben-Zaken of Domaine du Castel. The main awards for Israeli wineries were as follows.   GRAND CHAMPION Gva'ot Winery, Gofna Reserve, Petit Verdot 2017 INTERNATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION Vinné Sklepy Lechovice Spol. S R.OLechovice Ryzlink Rynsky Slamove Vino 2015 DOUBLE GOLD Alexander Winery, Alexander The Great, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Amphorae, Velours 2013 A.G. Afek Winery, Treasure 2016 A.G. Afek Winery, Valirone 2014 Bazelet Hagolan Winery, Reserve, Merlot 2008 Barkan Winery, Superieur 2014 Barkan Winery, Altitude +624, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Gva'ot Winery, Gofna Reserve, Petit Verdot 2017 Gito Winery, Adom 2017 Gat Shomron Winery, 24K Iced Wine, Viognier 2016 Dadah Winery, Reserve, Merlot-Cabernet 2015 Teperberg Winery, Legacy, Petite Sirah 2016 Kerem Barak Winery, Adom 2013 Carmel Winery, Vineyard, Shani 2014 Five Stones Vineyards, Virtuous 2016 BEST BOUTIQUE WINES, LESS THAN 10,000 BOTS Kerem Barak Vineyard Winery BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY 10,000 to 100,000 BOTS Gvaot Winery BEST SPIRIT Pisco Bauza Blanco Reservado 40° Doble Destilado BEST WINEMAKING TEAM Teperberg Winery BEST DOMESTIC WINERY Zaza

  • ELI BEN-ZAKEN WINS AWARD

    Terravino Lifetime Award for Eli Ben Zaken of Castel

  • WINES OF ISRAEL

    New edition of Wines of Israel published.

  • CASTEL IN TOP 100

    Castel Grand Vin 2016 makes the prestigious Wine Spectator list

  • LAUNCH OF WINE ATLAS

    Israeli wines served at launch

  • ISRAEL AT WINE EXPERIENCE

    Three Israeli wineries participated in the New York Wine Experience

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