Yossi’s Wine Page

Amazing Deals at the Soreq Winery

Just came back from a quick visit to the Soreq Winery at their new location in Kibbutz Nahshon. I had gone to pick up some of their outstanding varietal Petite Verdot that I enjoy so much. This is an extremely full bodied wine that is fantastic with thick steaks and barbecued meats.

At NIS 60 per bottle (case price), it’s an excellent deal, but when I arrived I discovered that the Petite Verdot was on sale for NIS 45! Not only that, but a number of other Soreq wines, including varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, varietal Merlot, and a Cab-Merlot blend were on sale at the same price. On top of that, the Rosé and Viognier made by students at Soreq’s wine making school were also being sold at that price, and as icing on the cake, Soreq’s Port style wine was also being sold at NIS 45!!!

All of these are very good wines, and some are quite excellent, easily worth double the sale price. I won’t even mention how much I bought.

The sale is only for this weekend, so if you’re interested, head on down to get some. The winery is already closed today, but the deals will be in effect tomorrow (Sat Sep 28th) as well, from 09:00 – 13:00.

At this price these wines are an unbeatable value for money, so don’t miss it. Prices are per bottle when buying six or more, and you can mix and match.

While visiting, I had the opportunity to have a chat with winemaker Nir Shacham, who also rund Soreq’s winemaking school (many of Israel’s best boutique wineries had their start at this school). Over the past few years I have noticed a trend towards increased fruitiness in many Israeli red wines; for me it is often excessive, overshadowing many of the more interesting nuances of the wines. I asked Nir if this is something that can be controlled by the winemaker and he told me that it definitely is.  Nir went on to explain to me the chemistry behind the fruitiness of the wines and the factors contributing to it that can be controlled by the winemaker, but that’s the subject for another posting.

In the meantime,k head over to the Soreq Winery and pick up some of their excellent wine at these unbelievable prices.

Shabbat Shalom




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