Wine tastings, Workshops & Tours

The Hans Sternbach Vineyard is worth a visit. The close proximity of vineyard and winery, the belief in terroir, the adherence to traditional wine making, avoiding the use of the manipulations of the “food industry”, make us one of the few wineries in Israel, truly belongin to the old wine world.

The Hans Sternbach Vineyard is worth a visit. The close proximity of vineyard and winery, the belief in terroir, the adherence to traditional wine making, avoiding the use of the manipulations of the “food industry”, make us one of the few wineries in Israel, truly belongin to the old wine world.

Wine Tastings

We now serve the general public (and groups, by choice) in a format we call “wine tasting and snacks

 

Special tours for groups

A visit to the winery

Special visits for groups on all days of the week, can be coordinated on advance notice.

Duration of the activity: 45-60 minutes.

The visit consists of a view from afar on the vineyard and its history laden setting, a lecture on the vineyard, the grapes grown in it, our history, our attitude to winemaking and of visit inside the winery.

The tasting includes 3 wines.

Guiding: by the staff of the winery. Usually one of the winemakers

Price: for a tour and 3 tastings – 30 NIS per person. For each additional wine – 5 NIS.

The minimum price for a pre-arranged tour is 300 NIS.

Groups, that eat on a fixed menu at the winery restaurant,  at a cost of 130 NIS per person and above, get the basic tour at no extra charge.

 

Visits in the vineyard

A tour of the vineyard can be added to the tour (preferably at the beginning).

Length of activity (including travel): 45-60 minutes.

Guiding: by the staff of the winery. Usually one of the winemakers

Price: 30 NIS per person.

The minimum price for a tour of the vineyard is 300 NIS.

 

An ‘in depth’ talk with the winemaker

An in-depth conversation with the winemaker can be added to the tour (preferably at the end).

Duration of the activity: 45-60 minutes.

Guiding: by the staff of the winery. Usually one of the winemakers

Price: 30 NIS. p.p. Some conversations include a tasting of up to 3 wines. For each additional wine – 5 NIS p.p.

The minimum price for an in-depth conversation with the winemaker is 300 NIS.

 

A combination of a tour of the vineyard and a tour and tastings at the winery creates a fine wine workshop of two hours on the subject of “Terroir”. To this you can add a winemaker talk (on a topic of your choice)

  • The maximum number of participants in wine workshops is 20.
  • The wine workshop will be accompanied by croutons and fresh water.
  • The workshops and tours can be upgraded by tasting additional wines
    at 5 NIS p.p. for each additional wine
  • The wine workshops and tours can be upgraded with cheese and/or cold cut platters, served with artisanal sourdough bread after the tasting phase at 55 NIS p.p.

Some topics for winemaker conversations:

    • What is wine? How is it made? What are the principal types of wine (accompanied by tastings)? How are they done?
    • The history of Wine, World Atlas of Wine: Where was Wine “Invented”? How did it spread in the world? How did methods of production and preferences of taste develop? Wine regions, grape varieties, soil and climatic conditions, methods and traditions of viticulture and vinification. The great wines – where do they come from and how are they made? Old world vrs. new world. Wine as agriculture and industry in the world.
    • A Wine Tasting Workshop: How is wine tasted? Appearance (color, luster, clarity, opacity), Smell (nose, aroma), Taste (mouth, bouquet), Texture, Astringency, Body, Acidity, Aftertaste etc.
    • Vineyard, Winery and conservation of the environment: Carbon balance and sequestration, soil and water conservation, pest management, sustainable agriculture vs. organic farming.

 

Wine tours

For 30 years Gadi Sternbach had been busy planning, organizing, guiding and cooking for tours.

When available, Gadi can organize and guide tours with an emphasis on wine, vineyards, wineries, terroir (geology, soil, climate), archeology of wine, wine in Jewish tradition and the country’s many other culinary aspects.

The exact route, the number of participants, the duration of the tour and its price will be determined in each case individually.