The 2012 Jerusalem Wine Festival: the #1 place to sample Israel’s very best wines!

The 9th Jerusalem Wine Festival is coming back again, accompanying your refillable wine glass, and with soft jazz in the background, the grounds of the Israel Museum.

This is known as the largest Israel wine festival, the Jerusalem Wine Festival features an amazing selection of the best Israeli wines, as well as food stalls, live performances, and more, drawing wine lovers and those who are just interested from Jerusalem and far beyond! The Jerusalem Wine Festival will take place every evening between July 30-August 2, 2012 between 7pm and 11:30pm at the Billy Rose Art Garden in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Its an experience…over four cool Jerusalem nights, to the sound of soft jazz, the Jerusalem Wine Festival is an event that is worth going for.

With Israel’s wine industry growing in size and reputation at an unprecedented rate, the festival offers a unique opportunity to savor the beautiful creations and learn more about some very special vineyards – from boutiques to larger commercial operations.  The 2012 Jerusalem Wine Festival will include some of Israel’s most prestigious wineries including Golan Heights, Tishbi, Amphora, Galil Mountains, Shilo, Tulip, Yaffo, Agur, Arza, Pelter, Lueria, 1848-Tzion, Kadesh Barnea, Mony, Odem Mountain, Boutique Hagalil, Chillag, Tanya, Binyamina, Barkan, Segal, Dalton, Granada, Gush Etzion, Ella Valley, Ventura, Recanati, Jerusalem, Mount Blessing, Vitkin, Katlav, Ferency, Tzuba and Psagot,  showing their latest and greatest wines to the public.

For those of you interested in exploring the Israel Museum at the same time, head to the festival on Tuesday the 31st of July, when the museum remains open until 9:00pm for guests of the festival. You can then rejoin the festival, bearing in mind it closes at 11:30pm.

Entry to the Jerusalem Wine Festival costs 80 shekels, which entitles you to a wine glass that you can refill as much as you like. You’ll also be able to buy some of the wine on display for a discount, and if you’ve got the munchies, you’ll be pleased to know there will be a variety of tasty food stalls at the festival.