Israel

Israel

Referred to as one of the birtplaces of agriculture, Israel has a well-recognized wine industry and has put itself on the international map of winemaking for meeting the demand for Kosher wines in the United States wine market. Israel incorporates New World styles and techniques to its Old World association. The country boasts a hot and dry climate, but cooler areas such as Galilee, have earned recognition as Israel’s finest wine regions.

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Economic Facts

Population

8,541,000

Export of Goods

USD 64,813 (2015)

Country Size

22,072 km2

Import of Goods

USD 63,673 (2015)

Legal Drinking Age

18 years old

% Change in GDP Growth Rate 2015-2016

3.3%

Wine Industry Facts

Annual Wine Production

36 milion bottles

Annual Per Capita Wine Consumption

21 milion litres

Top Wine Export Market

200+ (35 commercial)

Number of Wineries

USA, France & United Kingdom

% of Wine Consumption Growth

5,000

% of Global Wine Production

45,000 tonnes

VARIETALS

RED VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvigno
Merlot
Shiraz/Syrah
Carbernet Franc

WHITE VARIETALS

Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Gewurzt aminer

Wine Regions of Israel

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