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September 8, 2011 |

Israel's Tulip winery and the Village of Hope

Tulip Winery is set in the Northern part of Israel, in between the ancient port city of Haifa and Nazareth.

The winery itself is located in a spot call Kfar Tikva, which is Hebrew for the Village of Hope.

I recall my first visit to Tulip Winery. The team had been up much of the night harvesting and as I arrived early in the morning, they were just returning to the winery to eat and rest and discuss.

There are a few things about Tulip immediately striking. To start, a few of the members of the Village -- adults with significant developmental disabilities -- are completely integrated into the winery staff. It's not a marketing gimmick. And it's not a facade. They are full parts of the team. The winery owners are known throughout Israel for their special interest in adults with disabilities. In fact, they even held a contest with disabled adults all across Israel to design the label for their flagship wine!

In addition to their inspiring philosophies, this young energetic team, led by Roy Itzhaki and Tamir Artzy, make some very fine wines.

This week we are highlighting their Tulip Syrah Reserve 2007. This is a wine that walks up and introduces itself, full of the same spice and warmth that's inside the winemaking team.

Here's what the International Wine Review said of this wine:

Tulip 2007 Syrah Reserve Galilee ($39) 92pts
This is a very fruit forward wine boasting aromas and flavors of red berry fruit and oak. It has a soft texture with pure and concentrated fruit flavors on the palate. Nicely balanced, it reveals excellent structure, polished tannins and a persistent finish.

You can ORDER THIS WINE here.

Richard

PS when you use the promo code tulip during checkout, as a Newsletter subscriber you receive 20% off the list price

* This wine is not certified kosher
 

Time Posted: Sep 8, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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