Ya’ir Margalit, “the wine professor,”will conduct a special tasting of Margalit wines at the Ramat Hanadiv WInes & Plenty Festival April 9th, 2014. Margalit wines are rare tastes at festivals and public events and are considered by many to be on the top tier of Israeli wines.

Ya'ir Margalit (on left) "the wine professor" seen with Eli Ben Zaken of the Castel Winery

Ya’ir Margalit (on left) “the wine professor” seen with Eli Ben Zaken of the Castel Winery

There will be two tastings: one at 7PM and one at 9PM on Wednesday night, the first night of the two day festival. The festival is 80 NIS online (90 NIS at the gate) but the VIP tasting is 130 NIS online including the general admission which allows you entrance to the festival and a tasting of 22 local wineries.

The VIP tastings only have 14 spots so reserve yours now less you miss out on what recent international bloggers visiting Israel said are “world class wines” and “wines I’d go out of my way to acquire.”

Ya’ir Margalit launched the winery in 1989 and is cited as Israel’s first boutique winery. Only making about 17,000 bottles a year, the winery sources its grapes from Kadita in the Galilee and Binyamina, vineyards not too far away from the grounds of the festival. Recently, the winery moved to new environs in Binyamina.

For more information on the festival check these previous posts:

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/april-wine-festival-in-zichron-yaacov/

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/meet-master-chefs-at-wine-food-festival/