What: Yarden Wines Tasting
When: November 7, 2016 at 7:30
Where: JG 103
We are writing to invite you to our third tasting of the semester, with Victor Schoenfeld of Yarden Wines and the Golan Heights Winery in Israel. This is the first winery from Israel what we’ve had come during our time at Columbia, and we are really excited to welcome them to come present to the club. Israel is an up-and-coming wine region – Wine Spectator just did a feature on Israeli wines in its October Issue (you can find some of the articles and reviews here) and Yarden wines are some of the best-recognized and most well-established ones in Israel right now.
A description from the wine-maker:
Victor Schoenfeld of Golan Heights Winery/Yarden has been called “one of the most influential winemakers in Israel today.” To many, he embodies the modern Israeli wine era, with classic wines such as Katzrin, Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon and Odem Organic Chardonnay, and experimental ventures that have encompassed “Rom” (a collaboration with Zelma Long), Israeli dessert wines, and sparkling wines that defy expectations. Victor has been making wine in Israel for almost 30 years, working with a range of elevation and micro-climates in Golan Heights which account for a diversity of styles. A winemaker with a scientific discipline, Victor believes that knowing the exact soil type, climatic conditions, variety, clone and rootstock are essential to making top quality wines in a “new” region. Victor can present a range of wines from sparkling to full-bodied reds that illustrate Israel’s full potential.