Winery (Napa/Tuscany style) Tasting Tour, ~7-8 hours
- Enjoy a visit to one (or two) of Israel’s boutique wineries and meet with the
winemaker or owner to learn about small winery production and tastes
- Cheeses, olives, breads and other tasty snacks to be served at each location
- Lunch not included in the price, and will be arranged depending on the group
- Visit one of Israel’s largest and oldest wineries and tour the facilities. Learn the history behind wine in Israel from biblical times to the present
- Optional: beer tasting at a boutique brewery and learn about Israel’s growing beer trend
Regional Area Culinary Safari, ~7-8 hours, Sample Itinerary, Carmel Area **
Just an hour away from Tel Aviv, the Carmel region combines a multi-cultural environment (Jewish, Arab and Druze populations co-existing) with a rich land ripe for producing high- quality foods. We will visit a variety of local producers including:
- Visit to goat farm, meeting with the owner, and tastings of homemade goat cheeses
- Wine tasting with the winemaker or owner at a boutique winery
- Learning and tasting at a spice shop that grows the herbs/spices locally – the "Toys-R-Us for foodies"
- Druze hospitality in the home of a Druze woman that cooks incredible local ethnic foods from recipes passed down through the generations
- Optional visits to: ancient olive oil press (organic olives and café), homemade jam producer, boutique organic beer brewery and/or organic wine makers, artisanal chocolate maker.
** Similar safaris can be arranged in the Jerusalem Hills, Galil, Golan Heights **
Nazareth Culinary Trends, ~7 hours
When it comes to Israeli cuisine, the Arab and Jewish communities are co-existing and unite over the love for fresh and natural food production, as seen in Nazareth (and even written about in the New York Times). The flavors from the Arab tradition are an important aspect in the development of modern Israeli cuisine. This experience takes us deep into Israeli-Arab culture as we meet the Arab institutions and people setting today’s culinary trends that go beyond (and sometimes meet head-on) deeper political issues.
- Culinary safari in Nazareth including the market, 100 year old spice mill, sweets shop
- Visit to Tehini and/or halva factory
- (optional) Visit to Arak producer
- Meal in Nazareth OR Kosher Druze hospitality in the home of a nearby Druze woman cooking local ethnic recipes passed down through the generations.