Israel 's first international wine exhibition took place in Tel Aviv from June 13 th to 15 th 2006. Over 20,000 visitors thronged to the Tel Aviv Exhibition Center to taste wine, meet winemakers and discuss wine with their business partners & friends.
The exhibition was a combined initiative by the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center, the Israel Wine & Gourmet Magazine and the Grape Man Wine Center . They were supported by The Israel Export Institute, The Ministry of Trade & Industry, The Ministry of Agriculture, The Israel Wine & Grapes Board and the Israel Wines Portal.
Israel 's largest wineries were all present: Carmel , Barkan, Golan Heights , Efrat, Binyamina, Tishbi, Dalton , Galil Mountain – along with numerous small and boutique wineries. An international element was provided by Israel 's largest importers including Hacarem, The Scottish Trading Co. and Shaked, who were joined by smaller importers.
A number of international wine judges, bought to Israel for the Terravino Wine Tasting Competition, were amongst the guests. They were joined by a number of guests invited by the Israel Export Institute. These included journalists from international magazines such as Wine & Spirit, Wine Enthusiast, buyers from Canada , America , Japan and even ‘Masters of Wine,' who were able to sample Israeli wine for the first time.
Overall the event was considered a great success which symbolized the growing maturity of the Israel wine industry.
Terravino , Israel 's first international wine tasting competition was held in June 2006. The competition was held in Tel Aviv under the auspices of the O.I.V. Eleven international judges joined Israeli experts to taste more than 400 hundred wines entered from 16 countries.
The results were announced during a Gala Dinner by compere, Mr. Meni Peer and competition organisor, Mr. Haim Gan, of Ish Anavim .
The most notable winner was Carmel Winery, which was presented with no less than 13 prizes. These included one Double Gold, five Gold Medals and four Silver Medals. They also won the prize for the best wine in the competition, the best kosher wine and the International Champion Winery.
Barkan Winery won two Gold Medals and five Silvers Medals. They also won the award for the best wine between $ 3 to 5 dollars a bottle and an award for the winery with most wines in the lower medal positions.
The Golan Heights Winery won one Double Gold, two Gold Medals and four Silver Medals. They were also awarded the prize for the best winemaker, whose four highest scoring wines had the highest average in the competition.
The best boutique winery prize went to Odem Mountain Winery from the Golan Heights for their Odem Merlot Reserve 2003. Hans Sternbach also won a Double Gold. The other two Israeli wineries to win Double Golds were Binyamina and Recanati. Twelve Double Golds were awarded: six to Israel ; the other six to wines from Austria , Argentina , Chile and Italy .
Apart from those mentioned: Recanati, Margalit, Psagot and Yatir wineries received two Gold Medals each.
The International Grand Champion for the best wines in the competition were awarded to Hafner Family Estate from Austria for their Hafner Gruner Veltliner Icewine 2002 and to Carmel Winery for their Gewurztraminer Late Harvest, Sha'al Vineyard, 2002.
Medals To The Israeli Wines
Double Gold ( 92 points or higher)
Binyamina, Ruby Sirah Chushan, 2003 email@example.com
Carmel, Gewurtztraminer, Late Harvest, Kerem Sha'al, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golan Heights Winery, Heightswine, Yarden 2003 email@example.com
Hans Sternbach , Hakhlil Valley, 2003 sk-Gadi@zahav.net.il
Odem Mountain, Merlot, Reserve, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recanati, Shiraz, Reserve, 2004 email@example.com
Gold (88-91 points)
Alexander, Alexander the Great, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bazelet Ha Golan, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 email@example.com
Barkan, Emerald Riesling-Colombard, Classic 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Binyamina, Gewurztraminer, Special Reserve, 2005 email@example.com
Carmel, Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz, Regional, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Kerem Kayoumi, Single Vineyard, 2003 email@example.com
Carmel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zarit, Single Vineyard, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel, Merlot, Regional, Upper Galilee, 2003 email@example.com
Carmel, Carignan, Zichron Ya'akov, Regional, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chateau Golan, Eliad, 2003 email@example.com
Golan Heights Winery, Merlot, Yarden, 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golan Heights Winery, Yarden, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 email@example.com
Margalit, Enigma, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Margalit, Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Reserve, 2003 email@example.com
Nachal Amud, Blend, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Psagot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Edom, 2004 email@example.com
Psagot, Psagot Port firstname.lastname@example.org
Recanati, Petit Syrah-Zinfandel Reserve, 2004 email@example.com
Recanati, Chardonnay 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rota, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nahal Shua, 2003 email@example.com
Segal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rehasim, Dishon, 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Segal, Merlot, Rehasim, Dovev 2002 email@example.com
Tanya, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yatir, Yatir Forest, 2002 email@example.com
Yatir, Cabernet-Merlot, 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Y Green, Y & Y email@example.com
Zemora, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver (85-87 points):
Alexander, Sandro, Red, 2004 email@example.com
Amphorae, Syrah, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amphorae, Viognier, 2005 email@example.com
Barkan, Pinotage, Classic, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barkan, Emerald Riesling, Classic, 2005 email@example.com
Barkan, Segal`s, Dry Red, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barkan, Merlot, Reserve, 2004 email@example.com
Barkan Merlot 14 Barrel Fermented Reserve 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Benhaim, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grande Reserve, 2003 email@example.com
Benhaim, Muscat, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Binyamina, Muscat Dessert Samaria, Special Reserve email@example.com
Carmel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Collection, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel, Shiraz, Kayoumi, Single Vineyard, 2003 email@example.com
Carmel, Petite Syrah, Regional, Judean Hills, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Regional, Upper Galilee, 2003 email@example.com
Dalton, Canaan Red, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalton, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 email@example.com
Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, 2003 email@example.com
Ella Valley Vineards, Chardonnay, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Efrat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra, 2004 email@example.com
Galil Mountain Winery, Chardonnay, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Galil Mountain, Yiron, 2003 email@example.com
Golan Heights Winery, Gewurztraminer, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golan Heights Winery, Blanc de Blanc's, 1999 email@example.com
Golan Heights Winery, Sauvignon Blanc, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golan Heights Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamla, 2003 email@example.com
Hans Sternback, Janaba Reserve, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hevron Heights Winery, Makhela, 2001 email@example.com
Margalit, Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Reserve, 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meishar, Cabernet Sauvignon 730, 2003 email@example.com
Neot Smadar, Merlot Organic Red, 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramim, Desert Wine, Mosaic, 2003 email@example.com
Recanati, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saslove, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adom, 2004 email@example.com
Saslove, Aviv Marriage, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea Horse, Lenon, 2004 email@example.com
Segal, Chardonnay, Marom Galil, Single, Chardonnay 2004
Soreq, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tabor, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adama, Bazelet, 2004 email@example.com
Tabor, Chardonnay, Adama, Gir, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tabor, Sauvignon Blanc, Adama, Gir, 2004 email@example.com
Tabor, Shiraz, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya, Merlot Reserve 2003 email@example.com
Tulip Cabernet Sauvignon, Just, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulip, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2004 email@example.com
Villa Wilhelma, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vitkin, Cabernet Franc, 2004 email@example.com
Yatir, Yatir Red 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Y-Chilli Liquor, Y&Y email@example.com
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