Wine and Plenty
Ramat Hanadiv Is Proud to Host
WineFest 2015: Wine and Plenty
Wednesday and Thursday, 25-26 March 2015
You are cordially invited to the second Israeli WineFest to be held at Ramat Hanadiv. The two-day event will showcase dozens of wineries and olive oil from the Mt. Carmel and Hanadiv Valley region, and what's known as the Baron de Rothschild's settlements: Zichron Ya'acov, Binyamina-Givat Ada, Emek Alona and Emek Hefer.
The Winefest was the first regional festival in Israel to be organized as a private initiative. It is based on the understanding that local authorities, stakeholders and other citizens must be partners in adopting and implementing a far-sighted approach to ensure environmental, social and economic resilience in local villages and towns.
The wine curator, Ruti Ben-Israeli, first approached Ramat Hanadiv last year with the Winefest idea, and Ramat Hanadiv signed on, happy to have the opportunity to promote regional sustainability for the benefit of today's residents and future ones. This year's event, like the first, is being put together with the cooperation of local residents and communities, including the farmers, vintners, and wineries participating in the festival.
Along with their admission tickets, Winefest visitors will receive a glass of wine and a specially-produced regional map indicating the location of all the wineries represented at the fair. Their displays, with plenty of tastings, will be scattered throughout the expansive Memorial Gardens. Visitors can also enjoy the art exhibit, 'Full-Bodied', curated specially for this occasion by Aya Bernhard-Ravsky and sponsored by Binyamina Wineries. For those who need a literary break, there will be a 'Library' devoted to books about wine and cuisine. And speaking of food, the culinary stage will feature olive-oil tastings and tempting samples of specialties from local kitchens and workshops -- all
accompanied by live music to enhance the ambiance.
The roster of vintners and wineries participating in the Winefest includes both well-known names and newer ones on the scene, among them: Somek; The Grape Man, Shfeyah; Carmel; Binyamina; Tishbi; Arens; Asambia Vineyards and Wine; Shirom; Reuven; Alona; Eyal; Salomon; Argov; Bat Shlomo]; Vortman; Shoshana; Mifzar Atlit; Dadah; Saguy; Recanati; Aliguta; Avia; and Sadot. Other displays will feature a range of companies that, like the vintners, offer a taste of the good life, such as: Beth-El Food, Ltd.; Yama Wine Spa and Vinotherapy; Yuval Farm; Yesh Meyein; Ruach Shtut; The Passionfruit Man; Masik Varietal Olive Oil; Jacobs Dairy; Aggadat Lechem; and Ramat Hanadiv's own Mata'im Restaurant. No doubt the Baron's spirit will again be hovering over the WineFest as young entrepreneurs and the scions of local farming families show their gourmet wares and share the tastes of contemporary Israel with the public.
Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance from TixWise, at NIS 80 for a single entry, NIS 150 for two.
Further details are available at the WineFest's website: http://wine.carmelim.org.il/, or from Ramat Hanadiv's InfoShop,
Film of the wineFest http://youtu.be/ISk0CUeAIyM