As Israeli wine grows in leaps and bounds, so to do the festivals and events promoting it! And one of the very best is the annual Wine Tasting Festival in Jerusalem!
The 2013 festival (celebrating its 10th anniversary!) kicks off on Monday, August 5 and runs through to Thursday, August 8. The event takes place each evening, from 7-11 pm, in the grounds of the Israel Museum.
Tickets this year cost 85 shekels, which will give you a free wine glass which is as refillable as you like! And in tandem with the museum, a ticket to the festival also gives you free access to the must-see exhibition of the year, Herod the Great (only after 17:30).
Many of Israel’s leading wineries will be there, and as such, the Wine Tasting Festival is considered one of the industry’s primary events.
The festival really is a culture-packed event, with an enchanting atmosphere enhanced with some live jazz.
Tickets can be purchased via the Museum website, or by calling 02-6259703. Just be aware that demand for tickets is high, so grab your tickets early!
And one last thing: it may be the height of summer, but there can be some chilly nights in Jerusalem – so bring something warm, just in case.