Two Israeli wines have been listed in the Wine Enthusiast's list of the Top 100 Best Buys of 2014. The annual list is compiled by The Wine Enthusiast, one of the most respected wine magazines in America.
The wines are Hermon Red 2012 and Mt. Tabor Chardonnay 2012. The Hermon Red is produced by the Golan Heights Winery, situated at Katzrin on the Golan Heights. The Tabor Chardonnay is produced by Tabor Winery, from Tabor Village (Kfar Tabor), in the shadow of Mount Tabor, in the Lower Galilee. Both wines are benchmarks for providing quality at excellent value and are worthy additions to the list.
The 'Best Value' category is arguably the hardest category for an Israeli wine to enter and so to get two wines listed is great credit to the wineries concerned and the Israeli wine industry as a whole.
The Golan Heights Winery is Israel's third largest winery. Founded in 1983, they produce wines under the labels Yarden, Gamla and Hermon. Their Yarden wines have been regular award winners over the last thirty years helping to put Israeli wine on the world wine map. Tabor is Israel's fifth largest winery. Founded in 1999, the winery is known for being innovative and for producing wines of excellent value. Recently their Adama Merlot 2010 scored 93 points in the Wine Enthusiast, the highest score ever for an Israeli wine in this magazine.