A 140-year-old underground wine cellar is an auspicious place to hear about wines from owner Amos Meroz, whose hat always rakishly tilts to one side. Eight tables covered with checkered cloths fill a small space defined by curving stone walls. Dishes of olives glisten on a tiny wooden bar in the dimly lit room. Scores of wine bottles line the back wall with vintages from Israel, Italy, Australia, California, France, and South Africa. You can enjoy cheese and stuffed grape leaves while learning from an expert, or just sit quietly with your glass while French songs fill the air. More substantial lunch and dinner dishes of entrecote, selections of cold meats, or cheese platters go nicely with a handpicked glass of wine.
56 Hameyasdim St., Zichron Ya'akov, Haifa, 30900, Israel