Israel Way in partnership with Ohalo College is excited to introduce a new program 'Israel Wine Experience'. This program highlights a professional, academic and holistic exploration into Israel's internationally acclaimed wine culture. As the first of its kind, this program includes a 10 day trip to Burgundy, France, where participants will complete a Sensory Evaluation Course and tour local wineries guided by France's leading Sommeliers and winemakers.
Israel has more than 200 wineries that produce over a million bottles of wine per year. The Golan Heights, home to Ohalo College, is a region boasting nutrient rich soil composition and favourable topography, attracting collaborative efforts between renowned Viticulture & Enology professors, winemakers and passionate students alike.
After two months in the classroom each participant will begin an internship with an Israeli winery. The internship, three months in length, follows Israel's growing season and takes the participant on a journey from sow to harvest.
Throughout the five month 'Israel Wine Experience' program the participants will explore the traditional and religious connections between wine and Judaism. They will be provided with Hebrew ulpan classes, weekly enrichment seminars and volunteer with local families with the goal of further expanding the scope of their Israel connection and understanding.