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Wine Making Revolution in Israel

During the 1880's, hundreds of Jews came to Israel to plant vineyards that one day would make wine. It was, to say the least, a risky venture.  Centuries of Muslim rulers had prohibited the making of wine for recreational consumption, and what little production existed was limited to producing sacramental sweet and syrupy "Kiddush" wine. Nevertheless, Baron Edmund de Rothschild founded the Carmel Winery as a collective for those early pioneering vintners whose efforts he funded. His foresight, financing and Zionistic fervor resurrected a once prominent wine industry that had floundered for thirteen hundred years.  Click here to read full article