We specialize in custom tailored wine tours throughout Israel. Below are single day itineraries that are available from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Southern Israel Click here to learn more about Multi Day Wine Tours.
Our tours are custom tailored, below are sample itineraries. Please let us know if you are interested in a specific winery!
Depart Tel Aviv /Jerusalem at 8:30 Drive towards the Biblical Wine Country of Judean Hills and discuss the wine history of the area with our Wine Expert. Other topics we cover is the rise of boutique wineries in Israel , Kashroot of wine , Internal wine “politics” in Israel , current trends in wine making and much more.
We Begin the tour at a beautifully preserved 2,000 year old Wine Press. Continue to Tzuba Boutique Winery, where we will meet Wine Maker Paul Dubb, tour the winery and hear about the wine making process. followed by tasting 4-5 of Tzuba’s award winning wines.
Next we will continue to the Agur Boutique winery to meet up with winemaker Shuki Yashuv. Shuki is a master Blender of wines and a very colorful person, guaranteeing an unforgettable tasting experience.
Our next stop will be Tzora Winery, Tzora placed 3 wines above 90 Points with Robert Parker in 2013 alone and thier Wine Maker is Eran Pick, the only Israeli to hold the title “Master of Wine”. We will taste 4 excellent wines that often include a superb dessert wine.
We then Travel through one of the most beautiful roads in Israel ending up at an off the beaten path “Tuscany In Judean Hills” vista point.
* Ask us about swapping one winery visit for tastings at a great Microbrewery
* Interested in a specific winey? email us! We work with over 20 wineries in a Judean Hills and can offer multiple tours in this region in which the itinerary, vista points and Archaeology sites are different!
* We offer relocation wine tours in which our guests begin the tour in Tel Aviv and end it in Jerusalem , or the other way around. Luggage included! Ask us about our Airport Chauffer services.
* We do not enter the West Bank on our tours.
Depart Tel Aviv at 08:30
Drive north towards the Carmel Region. On route, your Wine Expert will discuss the wine history of the land of Israel and how it evolved through the years. What makes a wine Kosher, wine politics in Israel etc.
Drive to Vortman Boutique Winery
Vortman Winery is an urban winery & vineyard overlooking the beautiful bay of Haifa from the height of the Carmel. Hai Vortman’s wines have been written up by the Late & Great Daniel Rogov in 2010 and ever since then the wine has won medals at quite a few competitions in Israel. Vortman Winery currently produces 15,000 bottles a year of varietals and blends. The winery has a beautiful tasting room overlooking the Mediterranean.
Drive to the beautiful town Zichron Ya’akov – a quaint Carmel Mountain town and the home of Carmel Winery.
Visit Somek Winery, a small estate winery owned by a fifth generation vintner. At Somek, all wines are handmade using old world techniques to produce their critically acclaimed wines. Meet the winemaker and taste 3- 4 wines.
Stroll the beautiful Zichron Ya’akov promenade and enjoy lunch at one of the terrific restaurants there.
Visit “Ramat Hanadiv”, the Rothschild Estate Botanical Gardens
Visit Bar Maor Winery the town of Binyamina – A one man show by Rami Bar Maor. Bar Maor, an Architect by profession and a graduate of the Tel Hai Agriculture program interned at Margalit Winery and started his own operation back in 2007. Bar Maor Winery is a hidden gem, known by very few in the Israeli wine industry. In 2013 the winery produced about 10,000 bottles and Bar Maor is looking to stay at around 12K production annually. The winery specializes in red varietals such as cabernet Franc and several unique blends.
Expected arrival time in Tel-Aviv – 17:00
*We offer relocation wine tours in which our guests begin the tour in Tel Aviv and end it in Haifa, or the other way around. Luggage included! Ask us about our Airport Chauffer services.
Depart Tel Aviv at 08:30.
Drive South on Rt. 6 toward Yatir Forest, the biggest forest in Israel with over 4 million trees. In the forest we will see an ancient wine press dated about 1000 BC and the beautiful vineyards of Yatir Winery. After a short 4X4 drive, we will head south to the city of Arad.
Our first winery is the promising Midbar Winery who has surprised many wine fans in Israel. Midbar is located at a new artist quarter, a spin off of an abandoned industrial zone at the entrance to the city of Arad. The meaning of the word “Midbar” is desert, an excellent name considering the the unique location of the winery. All the grapes used by Midbar are grown near Mitzpe Ramon.
The young winery experiments with many types of grapes usually leading to small batches of different wines. The main varieties used in the winery are: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Syrah. The winery does plans to become Kosher, but has not got their certificate as of yet.
After the lunch break and a short drive, we will arrive at the famous Yatir Winery. Yatir belongs to Carmel Winery and is a boutique winery considered to be one of the best in Israel. It is the highest awarded Israeli winery by wine critique Robert Parker who gave the flagship wine 93 points. All of the Winery’s grapes come from the Yatir Forest. The main varieties are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and Viognier. Eran Goldwasser, an Adelaide University graduate is the winery’s winemaker from day one and the winery is kosher.
At the end of the visit we will had back north to Tel-Aviv
Expected arrival time in Tel-Aviv – 17:00
We offer relocation wine tours in which our guests begin the tour in Tel Aviv and end it in Beresheet Hotel in Mitzpa Ramon, or the other way around. Luggage included! Ask us about our Airport Chauffer services
Depart Tel Aviv at 7:00 AM
At over 1100 meters above sea level and superb volcanic soil, The Golan Heights is considered one of the finest wine growing areas in Israel.
The first stop is the Bental Mountain overlooking the Hermon mountain, Quneitra Crossing and both Syria and Lebanon. We will talk about the old city of Quneitra and the new one as well as the internal situation within Syria in recent years.
The first winery for the day is Pelter Winery – one of Israel’s best and certainly the largest non-Kosher winery in Israel at 250K production. Tal Pelter’s wife is a goat cheese maker and between the two, it is a great winery to visit. Tal Also produces a sparkling wine in old world “Champagne” methodology. An antique distillery has been brought over from France recently and this winery is always changing. Matar by Pelter is a new kosher brand of Pelter so that can be tasted as well when visiting this superb winery.
Ortal Winery – An up and coming boutique winery located in Kibbutz Ortal, A Kibbutz which has functional and has not privatized . This kibbutz is one of the Founders of Golan Heights Winery and has decided in recent years has open its own winery. The winery under winemaker and Kibbutz member Ilan Zaafrani produces about 30K bottles a year. The adviser for this winery is, Itai Lahat one of Israel’s top wine advisers and a graduate of the Adelaide University Wine Making program.
Assaf Winery – The Kedem family has opened what may be the only “Chateau” we have in Israel and the view from it is incredible. The family grows all the grapes themselves and father and son wine maker team of Assaf and Oren Kedem produce superb wines for over 10 years now. In this tiny village, Adi who is Assaf’s daughter has opened a beautiful dairy café. Adi is a graduate of the French Culinary institute in NYC.
Expected arrival time in Tel-Aviv – 7:00 PM
We offer relocation wine tours in which our guests begin the tour in Tel Aviv and end it in the north or the other way around. Luggage included! Ask us about our Airport Chauffer services