Israeli boutique wineries want to conquer the European market Leipzig/Tel Aviv, March 18, 2009: the small family winery from the moshav Kfar Vitkin, an agricultural village community in the Central coastal area of Israel, period of only seven years, became one of the best-known boutique wineries in the country and now wants to conquer the European market. It began in 2002, when three young Israelis decided to give a new direction her life and her professional career on the land of their ancestors. The successful in the stone and marble industry businessman Doron Belogolovsky, his wife, Sharona Paz Belogolovsky architect and whose brother Assaf Paz. Had a sound training in the wine industry after studying oenology in Bordeaux and the subsequent work as a winemaker in California, France and Australia as the only studied microbiologist and food technologist, his two comrades qualified with much dedication and enthusiasm as typical career changers. Three, they founded on the until the mid-1990s by her grandparents farm managed their own vineyard in the moshav Kfar Vitkin. In contrast to the better-known Kibuzz, a Moshav is an agricultural settlement community, which members while cooperatively organized work, but are owners of their own reason and soil. The architect Sharona converted the old stables of the farmhouse to a winery, in which her husband and her brother kelterten the first wines. “Success with a special philosophy: ABCM any thing but Cabernet, Chardonnay and Merlot”.

Anything but Cabernet, Chardonnay and Merlot. So can be found in the vineyards of Vitkin vines as the progenitor of the Israeli wine, Carignan, on the side of the traditional Petite Syrah or a relative newcomers like the Viognier. There are but also known as Pinot Noir varietals, supplemented by Cabernet franc, Gewurztraminer and Johannisberg Riesling. The experimental handling of these different grape varieties, the man to ever new blends is on the one characteristic of the winery Vitkin processed. The wines of the series Israel journey are typical”, in which for example a Cuvee of 60% Viognier, 30% French Colombard and 10% Gewurztraminer finds himself. In the second series Vitkin”putting Riesling, Pinot Noir and Carignan, Petite Sirah, however, on the pure expansion of grapes of the grapes in Johannisberg. Sweet wines produced modeled after the German Spatlese or of the port are a speciality of the winery.

With the continuing tendency to experiment and constantly improved quality of wines the three newcomers from Vitkin have managed their winery within a short time in the first series of the wineries in the country. What bears witness to the award as best boutique winery in Israel in 2007. In the current year 2008 it has produced 40,000 bottles for the first time. After the first wines successfully were exported to Canada, it now wants to intensify trade with European countries. At the international wine fair ProWein 2009 in Dusseldorf is possible on the Israeli Community stand in Hall 6 (stand G60) with Sharona Paz Belogolovsky personally to come and taste the Vitkin wines.