TerraVino 2013 is Israel?s most international wine tasting competition. It is organized by ?Ish Anavim? ? The Grape Man, owned by, Haim Gan. This year, over 600 wines and spirits were submitted from no less than 24 countries. In total, thirteen Double Gold Medals were awarded, of which five were to Israeli wines. There was a judges tasting panel made up of Israeli winemakers, wine journalists and experts from overseas. As always, the wines were tasted blind and the competition was held under the auspices of the OIV.
?The main Israeli award winners were as follows.
?Best Israeli Wine: ?Ben Haim Winery, Mythos 2010
Best Israeli Winemaking Team: ?Barkan Winery & Golan Heights Winery
Best Israeli Kosher Wine: ?Barkan Winery, Altitude 720+ Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Best Boutique Winery 100,000 to 500,000 bottles: Or Haganuz Winery
Best Boutique Winery 10,000 to 100,000 bottles: Amphorae Winery
Best Boutique Winery from 1,000 to 10,000 bottles: Kinor David Winery, for their ShimonPort 1986
Best Domestic Winery up to 1,000 bottles:? Three Vines Winery, for their Viognier 2012 & Vitali Winery, for their Shiraz 2012
??Double Gold Medal Winners
Amphorae Winery, Makura Merlot Barbera 2008
Ben Haim Winery, Mythos 2010
Barkan Winery, Altitude 720+ Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Golan Heights Winery, Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Or Haganuz Winery, Shammai Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
?Ish Anavim are also responsible for organizing TerraOlivio and Bira, which are international competitions held in Israel, respectively for Olive Oil and Beer. They are also partners in the organization of IsraWinExpo, Israel?s main wine exhibition.?