White Wine Israel
Tzora Vineyards 'Judean Hills' Blanc from Judean Hills
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This wine is so popular because it's a perfect balance of aromas and flavors. It has bright citrus notes, a hint of apricot and white peach, and a light floral aroma. The palate is full-bodied with flavors of honeycomb, toasted almonds, and a touch of minerality that make this wine truly unique. The finish is smooth and long-lasting, leaving you wanting more!
A Little Trivia
This winery has an interesting history. It was founded by a group of Israeli scientists who wanted to pursue their passion for wine-making and to use their scientific skills to the best effect. The vineyard is located in the beautiful Judean Hills and its terraced hillside provides stunning views of Jerusalem and the surrounding landscape. As if that weren't enough, they also have a very unusual practice: every night at sunset, they release doves into the vineyard as a symbol of peace.
History of This Wine
Tzora Vineyards is a boutique winery located in the Judean Hills of Israel. Founded in 1998 by two Israeli wine pioneers, Eli Ben-Zaken and Yair Margalit, Tzora Vineyards has become one of the most respected wineries in the region.
The vineyard's flagship white wine is their Judean Hills Blanc, which is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes. This unique blend creates a complex and balanced flavor profile that has earned it numerous awards over the years.
Notable vintage years for this wine include 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, Tzora Vineyards won the Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge for their Judean Hills Blanc. In 2010, they were awarded a Silver Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards for this same wine. In 2011, they won another Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge for their Judean Hills Blanc and in 2012 they were awarded a Bronze Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards for this same wine.
Tzora Vineyards' Judean Hills Blanc continues to be one of their most popular wines and is highly sought after by connoisseurs around the world.
What To Serve With This Wine?
This wine is a great accompaniment to a variety of dishes. It pairs especially well with lighter fare such as grilled fish and chicken, salads, and light pasta dishes. It also goes nicely with fresh fruits, cheese platters, and milder curries. For those looking for something more robust, it can be enjoyed alongside roasted vegetables, grilled meats, or richer seafood dishes.