Every year, Jews from around the world prepare themselves for what is known as the Jewish High Holiday season, 3 full weeks where we celebrate a new year (Rosh Hashanah: 5783) starting on September 25th, a fast where we abstain of all food and drink (Yom Kippur) and (Sukkot), also known as the Festival of the Tabernacles/ Booths. During these 3 long weeks, families and friends celebrate together around the dinner table, preparing some of their best recipes. And of course, if food is important more so, our choice of wines! like this wonderful selection sent to me by Tishbi winery from Binyamina-Giv'at Ada, in Israel.
Family owned since 1882, Tishbi winery was founded by Michael and Malka Chamiletzki, two Lithuanian immigrants who settled in Zichron Yaakov. Nowadays, the winery is managed and owned by their descendants: Jonathan Tishbi and his family, who produce not only wines, but also olive oil and own two restaurants and a bakery. They welcome visitors all year around, to taste not only their impressive wine line up, but also artisanal olive oil, chocolate and breads! You can get more information about their tours here.
My wine recommendations:
Tishbi Estate Gewurztraminer 2020, $18.99.
It is made from 100 % Gewurztraminer grapes sourced from top vineyard plots in the Judean Hills. This delicious medium bodied, off-dry white features notes of lychee and persimmon with hints of candied orange. Serve it as aperitif, with salads or light fish courses.
Tishbi Estate Merlot 2017, $28.99
Made from 100 % Merlot grapes, this medium bodied red showcases plum cake, prunes and chocolate notes, with very round and smooth tannins. This wine is aged for 12 months in oak. Serve this with roasted turkey with green herbs or my holiday favorite: chicken with green olives and raisins.
Tishbi Estate Cabernet 2017, $28.99
This medium, smooth bodied red is made from 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that deliver blackberry and cassis notes combined with spicy rum and coffee touches from oak aging in a blend of French and American barrels. Serve this with your beef brisket cooked in its juice, or lamb chops with rosemary. L’ Chaim!
All three are kosher for Passover and all year around.
Wishing all of my readers a Shanah Tova u Metuka! which in Hebrew means “A sweet and good year”. Cheers! Silvina.
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