"This impressive Bordeaux blend is deep purple in color with rich black fruit, cherry and plum flavors, and hints of chocolate shavings blended with cigar box. A nice blend of Old World Bordeaux and New World Israeli styles. Kosher for Passover."
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In 1988, almost by chance, Eli Ben Zaken planted the first modern-day vineyard to be found in the Judean Hills, in the backyard of his home in Ramat Raziel. Within four years' time, family and close friends came together to harvest the grapes that would become the winery's very first wine – Castel Grand Vin 1992.
Though he was a novice pioneer, Eli was a "very serious amateur" from this first harvest – he aimed for the highest, most meticulous standards, as accustomed in the finest wine regions. He envisioned a thriving family winery that would offer future generations the chance to take part in a shared creation, for generations to come.