True story. Way back in the day, when I had my first full time job in Israel, and I was a part time student, living in a raggedy apartment with great friends… this is what I had to come home to.
And now… you can’t possibly beat now.
Week 25: 5PM
5pm, circa 2008 BC (before children).
We Eldan/אלדן customers (suckers?) have been getting צ’ופר-ed up the wazoo lately. It’s either time for renewal or the competition is striking.
But this latest gift is enough to get drunk on (sweet!):
I’m going to proudly display the wine at my Rosh Hashana table so everyone knows which car leasing company is the very best. Hey, wine is wine. Classy!
My father’s in town, and as I got my habit of fermented grape-consumption from somewhere, we took him over to Ella Valley winery.
The Ella Valley is just about my backyard, nestled in Matte Yehuda. It’s lush, it’s green, and according to the winery’s 6-minute propaganda video, it’s the perfect place to grow the right grapes to create premium, first class wine.
It was an excellent experience. We paid twenty shekel each for a thirty-minute tour (available in English) and then the wine-tasting. You get the twenty shekel back if you buy a bottle at the end.
The wine was excellent. Their products include red and white wines from two lines, Ella Valley (regular) and Vineyard Choice (upscale). My personal favorite? Probably the proprietary RR blend, although their dessert wine was probably the best Muscat I’ve ever had.
(And their website is the best I’ve seen in Israel so far…)