On March 9th and 10th A. A. Pyup Wine & Spirits will be hosting the 5th annual Wine Jerusalem kosher wine festival at Jerusalem’s Binyanei Hauma. This is the single largest wine festival in Israel featuring only kosher wines, and is a must for wine lovers who only drink wines with kosher certification.
According to the official announcement, almost 40 wineries (including liqueur and cognac producers) will be participating. Here’s the latest list, but last minute changes are not uncommon.
Some of these wineries, including Gros which is rather new, and Ventura, which has one of the best Chardonnays I’ve ever tasted, exhibit only rarely, so this festival so a good opportunity to meet the winemakers and sample their wines.
Several of the participating wineries will be launching new wines at this festival. In addition, a number of wineries will open a few bottles of their older cellared wines and special edition wines. these include
- Hevron Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
- Tanya Techelet 2014
- Psagot Edom 2013
- Psagot Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard
- Gvaot Blanc 2015
- Gvaot Gofna Cabernet Franc 2014
- Abouhav Almaya 2014
- Galil Mountain Yiron Sirah 2005
- Galil Mountain Meron 2007
- Galil Mountain Meron 2009
- Galil Mountain Meron 2011
Festival attendees are also invited to participate in free workshops. Details will be added when available.
All of the wines (with the possible exception of some of the special edition and older wines listed above) will be on sale at the festival with a special buy 3 get 1 free deal.
The festival will run from 17:00 – 23:00 each day. Admission costs NIS 90 and includes unlimited tastings, a wineglass to keep, a bottle of San Pellegrino (to rinse your mouth between tastings) and free parking. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Additional information (Hebrew only) is available here, or call (02) 581-1122.