02/09/2016

Gvaot Winery Ltd.

Press release

PRESS RELEASE


Israel at ProWein 2016


Hall 09 booth A59


(Tel Aviv, January 2016) - With first-class winemakers Israel is again showcasing its dynamic wine production at this years’ ProWein fair. At the joint booth 09 A59 the eight wineries Recanati, Teperberg1870, Vitkin, Gvaot, Trio, Yaffo, Galil Mountain Winery and Golan Heights Winery present their wines to the international trade.


Visitors may expect a very interesting seminar and tasting program:


The reputed Master of Wine Ms. Caro Maurer will speak about Israel’s secret wine revolution and will introduce the new generation of internationally valued winemakers and their characterful wines:” Israel is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and at the same time also one of the youngest – most of the today 350 wineries were founded in the last 20 years. Fascinating wines are the result of craftmanship, enthusiasm and quality standards.”


The agricultural and viticulture researcher at the J.S.J.R R&D Center at Ariel university, Dr. Shivi Drori, will talk about another spectacular development: The discovery of local grapes. During the last four years the wine researcher identified over 60 ancient grapevines such as Dabouki, Jandali, Hamdani and Marawi and is going to present the first vintage of some of the wineries present. “Our ancestors grew and made wines which were recognized as special all over the world. We believe that we should revive these varieties since they are best suited to local terroirs.”


Geographically speaking, Israel belongs to the Eastern Mediterranean. Its 5.500 hectares and the nord-south axis offer a variety of terroirs and micro climates. The yearly production of the country is 65 million bottles with 63% red, 16% white, 2% rosé, 8% sparkling and 11% sweet wines. The country’s 5 wine regions are Galilee (and Golan Heights as sub region in the Galilee), Samaria, Samson, the Jerusalem Hills and the Negev desert. The plateaus of medium and high altitude consist mainly of volcanic soil, terra rossa and clay, the lower areas of the Judean Plains and the Judean Mountains consist of limestone, clay, terra rossa and gravel.


Contact for more information and registration:


Emily Albers | PR International | +49 172 41799 86 | Emily@AlbersPRI.com


Seminars and tastings - details


Sunday 13/3


11.00 am


The evolution of Israeli wines


Explore the development of the Israeli wine industry. One of the world’s oldest wine growing regions has flourished to develop an award winning industry. Follow the progress from past to present.


Presentation and tasting by Caro Maurer MW, (German)


Registration: Emily@AlbersPRI.com


3.00 pm


The search for King David’s wine


Presentation and tasting of wines made from ancient grape varieties, alongside award winning collection from the leading modern Israeli wineries.


Moderated by winemaker Dr. Elyashiv Drori, agricultural and viticulure researcher (English)


Registration: Emily@AlbersPRI.com


Monday 14/3


11.00 am


The search for King David’s wine


Presentation and tasting of wines made from ancient grape varieties, alongside award winning collection from the leading modern Israeli wineries.


Moderated by winemaker Dr. Elyashiv Drori, agricultural and viticulture researcher (English)


Registration: Emily@AlbersPRI.com


2.30 pm


The evolution of Israeli wines


Explore the development of the Israeli wine industry. One of the world’s oldest wine growing regions has flourished to develop an award winning industry. Follow the progress from past to present.


Presentation and tasting by Caro Maurer MW, (German)


Registration: Emily@AlbersPRI.com


Tuesday 15/3


11.00 am


The search for King David’s wine


Presentation and tasting of wines made from ancient grape varieties, alongside award winning collection from the leading modern Israeli wineries.


Moderated by winemaker Dr. Elyashiv Drori, agricultural and viticulure researcher (English)


Registration: Emily@AlbersPRI.com


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