Yarden Wines: At the Yarden Table with Victor, live via Zoom from Golan Heights, Israel | The Times Weekly
In the recent turmoil in Israel, there arose a single bright flower amidst all of the bramble and underbrush, Yarden Wines from Golan Heights, Israel.
Celebrating his 30th year as a winemaker at Yarden, Victor Schoenfeld held a Virtual Lunch Break for international wine journalists via Zoom. The session was accompanied by a dazzling sampling of Yarden wines, which were shipped in advance to the participants along with a recipe for Shakshuka, a traditional Israeli tomato, herb and spice dish, and a jar of Harissa, an aromatic Mediterranean chile paste, used in its preparation.
Presented were Yarden Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($19.99), Yarden Merlot 2017 ($29.99) and Yarden Allone Habashan Syrah 2017 ($87).
If you knew nothing about wines from Israel, you would have sworn that they were from someplace in California or maybe Australia, or possibly France. They’re hard to place,…