L’Chaim! Tel Aviv’s “Salute 2015” Wine Festival Coming to HaTachana
Against the backdrop of the beautiful beachfront promenade, the much anticipated “Salute 2015” wine festival, featuring many of Israel’s award-winning wineries will take place in "HaTachana", one of Tel Aviv’s trendiest cultural settings, on Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14 (18:30-23:00).
The “Salute 2015” event is being sponsored by the Municipality of Tel Aviv’s cultural department in cooperation with the E & M Production Company.
Participants in the festive “Salute 2015” happening will also be treated a various music interludes including vocal jazz bands, Latin music and other live performances. The unique lighting, decor, wine, fragrances and music, will accentuate the unique atmosphere surrounding the "Salute 2015" Wine Festival.
The festival itself has garnered a reputable image amongst Israeli wineries, winemakers, and wine enthusiasts. Tel Aviv’s “Salute 2015” Wine Festival is part of a series of wine festivals, which place on an annual basis across Israeli cities including, Haifa, Ashdod, Ra'anana and Jerusalem.
“Salute 2015” will introduce revelers to nearly 50 different wineries (which will be located in pavilions within the facility), including large and well-known wineries, as well as high quality boutique wineries.
Visitors will be able to purchase a special wine glass (cost 75 NIS / NIS 55 for holders of Tel Aviv resident Digital Card) and sample a delicious variety of 150 different types of wines. The wine festival attracts a wide array of people from the metro Tel Aviv region including business people, hotel, restaurant food and beverage professionals, as well as local citizens who enjoy sampling the country’s most exciting wines.
Sagi Epstein, the owner E & M Productions added, "We see that the exposure of quality Israeli wines in the mass media, as well as the increasing consumption by Israelis of local wines as an important development. Thus, we are working to promote this festival for the benefit of all wine lovers, where they can sample great products amidst a cheerful atmosphere and enrich their knowledge about Israel’s emerging wine culture."
Wineries who will partake in “Salute 2015” include:
Carmel Winery, DaltonWinery, Tishbi Winery, Barkan Winery, Segal Winery, Recanati Winery, Teperberg Winery 1870, Har Bracha Winery, Hasdera Winery, Kishor Winery, Tanya Winery, Tishbi Winery, Kinor David Winery, Stern Winery, Jerusalem Wineries, Arza Winery, Passionfruit Man Winery, Aligoté Winery, Or Haganuz Winery, Lavie Winery, Psagot Wines, Dalton Winery, Ella Valley Wineries, Talmey Shadai Winery, Galai Winery, Shamayim Winery, Raman Winery. Agencies and importers who will also be featured at the event include: Aswine Path (NativYain), Tzor, BiBoViNo,
What would a wine festival be without cheese and other delicacies? Booths of artisan cheeses, pastries and delicacies (prepared by "Man Haadama") will also be available to visitors for tastings and purchases.
The Salute Festival was first held in Beersheva (2007) and then spread to other cities. It is now an integral part of annual cultural activities held in cities such as Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod and Ra'anana.
The E & M Production Company under the direction of Sagi Epstein has produced the series of wine festivals for the past 7 years, as part of an on-going effort to foment Israel’s wine culture. With each passing year the numbers of participants has grown, with nearly 5,000+ expected to partake in the Tel Aviv event. The next wine festival event will take place in Ra’anana (Area Park, June 24 & 25).