Fodor's Expert Review Lotem Winery
Come for the wine, stay for the delicious tapas, and find yourself hours later still at Lotem for the good company, live music, and valley views. At this organic winery, a tour and tasting includes learning about organic grapes in Israel and about why the winery plays music to the barrels and bottles 24/7. The winemaker, Jonathan, can also whip up some of the region's tastiest ceviche, fish kebabs, and salads to balance the elegant red blends. The restaurant is open on the weekends and tasting tours are possible throughout the week with advance reservations. The winery is 45 minutes by car south of Mount Meron.