Trappist monks have been producing wine here since the 1890s. The interior of the 19th-century abbey is an odd mix of round neo-Byzantine arches and apses and the soaring ceiling that seems Gothic in inspiration. Survivors of the Cistercian Order suppressed in the French Revolution, the Trappists keep a vow of silence. But you needn't worry about making a faux pas by talking; the staff in the shop will address you—in English, French, Hebrew, or Arabic. The setting in
the foothills is lovely.
Rte. 3, 2 km (1 mile) off Rte. 1, Latrun, 99760, Israel