The best wines of Israel

Discover the best wines of Israel as well as the best winemakers of Israel and estates of Israel to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Israel and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Israel by region

Looking for a good wine of Israel among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Israel. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Israel with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Israel

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Israel

Red wines from the region of Israel go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of roast beef casserole, lamb curry with coconut milk or lamb chops marinated with herbs.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Israel

On the nose the red wine of the region of Israel. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, forest floor or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of oak, spices or black plum. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Israel. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Israel

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.55/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.47/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.45/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Israel

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Malbec

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Israel

A wine route planned in the region of Israel? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Israel.

Discovering the wine region of Israel

Israel is located in the western Part of the Middle East (or Near East), at the eastern end of the Mediterranean. The controversial borders of the modern Jewish state were created following World War II. Its wine industry has its roots in the late 19th century, but has expanded greatly in recent decades. Various varieties of "international" wine grapes have proven themselves in Israel's best Vineyards.

These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay and even Gewurztraminer. There are also several members of the large Muscat family, which retains its historical ties to this part of the world. Alexandria, which gives its name to the ancient North African vine Muscat of Alexandria, is located 500 kilometers (315 miles) west of the Israeli capital, Jerusalem. Although small compared to most modern wine-producing nations, Israel's annual wine production has attracted attention from all corners of the wine world in recent years.

This is not only due to the development of New cooler Climate terroirs, such as the Golan Heights, but also to the quality approach of the country's wine producers.

Great white wines of Israel

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Israel

White wines from the region of Israel go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of chinchards with white wine and grapes, congolese pondu or leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Israel

On the nose the white wine of the region of Israel. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, apples or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of oak, tree fruit or spices.

The best vintages in white wine of Israel

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.26/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.23/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.18/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Israel

  • Chardonnay
  • Sémillon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Viognier

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Israel

A wine route planned in the region of Israel? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Israel.

Discover the grape variety: Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer rosé is a grape variety that originated in France. It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of vine is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Gewurztraminer rosé can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Jura, Champagne, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

Great sparkling wines of Israel

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Israel

Sparkling wines from the region of Israel go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of locro criollo (argentina), pork cheeks confit in cider or alsatian wine pie.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Israel

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Israel. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, tree fruit or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of spices, vegetal or non oak.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Israel

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.14/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Israel

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Moscato
  • Colombard
  • Sémillon
  • Muscat of Alexandria

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Israel

A wine route planned in the region of Israel? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Israel.

The word of the wine: Foxé

An animal odor found in certain reduced or old wines, which are also said to fox, in reference to the fox.

Great pink wines of Israel

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Israel

Pink wines from the region of Israel go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of meat and pine nut puffs, beef stew or venison leg with tomato sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Israel

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Israel. often reveals types of flavors of earth, microbio or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, tree fruit or tropical fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Israel

  • 2020 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.96/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.89/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Israel

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Barbera
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Carignan

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Israel

A wine route planned in the region of Israel? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Israel.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Great sweet wines of Israel

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Israel

Sweet wines from the region of Israel go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or sweet desserts such as recipes of niçoise salad, tagliatelle with shrimps or brownies with nuts.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Israel

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Israel. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, non oak or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, floral or black fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Israel

  • 2004 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.13/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.06/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Israel

  • Gewürztraminer
  • Sémillon
  • Colombard
  • Muscat of Alexandria
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Riesling

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Israel

A wine route planned in the region of Israel? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Israel.

The word of the wine: Pineau de la Loire

See chenin blanc.

Great natural sweet wines of Israel

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Israel

Natural sweet wines from the region of Israel go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or lamb such as recipes of beef african style, auvergne fondue with ceps or leg of lamb in a herb crust with preserved vegetables.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Israel

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Israel. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, oak.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Israel

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.83/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Israel

  • Merlot
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tinto Cao
  • Koshu
  • Cabernet Franc

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Israel

A wine route planned in the region of Israel? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Israel.

Discover the grape variety: Tempranillo

The black Tempranillo is a grape variety native to Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium-sized bunches and medium-sized grapes. The black Tempranillo can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Provence & Corsica, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

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