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Pre-Passover Wine Event

Sunday, March 7, 2021 23 Adar 5781

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMOn Zoom!

Beth El Temple of West Hartford, alongside BSBI of Manchester, CT, and Temple Emeth of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, invite you to enjoy a visit with Tulip Winery, live from Israel!



Three wines are included in the optional virtual tasting ($75*), guided by the vine masters themselves:


Tulip White Blend

Tulip Just Cabernet Sauvignon

Tulip Just Merlot


Click the links above for tasting notes, and click here for recommended pairings!

Perched on a mountainside in Kfar Tikvah "Village of Hope" is Tulip Winery, overlooking the lush Jezreel Valley. Tulip’s winemaker Ro'i Itzchaki grew up in a town adjacent to this village, and purchased the winery in 2003. He employs many of the 200 adult locals who struggle with developmental and emotional disabilities. Itzhaki hires them to learn the wine trade, giving them jobs while helping them integrate into mainstream society (and also boosting the Israeli economy). Itzhaki says labels only belong on wine bottles, not people. A huge piece of Tulip winery's mission is to employ these individuals, giving them a meaningful way to support themselves by helping bring kosher wine to kosher consumers. In this way Kfar Tikvah truly embodies its name, a Village of Hope.

The name for the winery itself came from Roy's mother who adored tulips. The winery literally blossomed when production numbers started to hit higher levels of production - 100,000 bottles a year - a number that brings most winemakers to consider going kosher (which Tulip did in 2010). The winery is now reaching the 200,000 bottle mark and continues to make beautiful fruity wines with wonderful QPR value. The winery sources its grapes from all over Israel, yielding powerful wines with finishes that are long and spicy. (From

We cannot accept wine orders after the deadline of Wednesday, February 24, but you may register for the wine tour until Sunday, March 7 at 12pm.

*Pricing is per household/Zoom access.

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