The Israel wine map shows all wine growing areas of Israel. This wine regions map of Israel will allow you to easily localize all appellations and main grape varieties in Israel in Asia. The Israel vineyards map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Wine has been produced in this area for thousands of years, and while Israel viticultural roots are, in a sense, Old World, Israeli wines fall squarely into the New World category. Today, there are more than 300 wineries, including 70 that harvest 50 tons of grapes or more a year—and the 10 largest produce more than 90 percent of Israel wine. Israel has a total of 5,500 hectares under vine as its shown in Israel wine map. Approximately 60,000 tons of grapes are harvested annually. Central Mountains (11 percent). Includes Mount carmel, the Menashe Hills, the Shomron Hills and the Judean Hills around Jerusalem. Negev Highlands (4 percent). In the Negev desert which makes up the southern half of Israel. Vineyards were first planted in the 1990s.
Many parts of the country are too hot and dry to reliably produce wine of high quality. But various areas have more suitable microclimates, and are either well established or showing promise. The major winemaking zones based on key differences in soils, topography and climate (in order of approximate percentage of national production). Golan Heights (18 percent). In the northeast corner as its mentioned in Israel wine map; a volcanic plateau overlooked by the snow-covered Mount Hermon. First planted in 1976 and the region which first gained global attention. Coastal Plain (15 percent). The hot and humid Coastal Plain was one of the areas first planted in the 1880s by Baron Edmond de Rothschild. The main growing areas of the country are now in higher, cooler regions
Judean Foothills (27 percent). The area between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem near the center of the country as you can see in Israel wine map. Home to many samll wineries and vineyards. Known for its wine production in Biblical times. Galilee (25 percent). In the north, divided into Upper and Lower Galilee. The former is a mountainous forested area with volcanic, gravel and terra rossa soils. Vineyards are planted at 375 meters altitude (1,200ft) or more. Some near Mount Meron can be planted as high as 1,000 meters (3,300 ft). Lower Galilee sites range from 250m-400m (600-1,300ft). Soils are volcanic or limestone.