The History of Wine in Israel 

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The History of Wine in Israel

Anyone rambling along the paths and byways of Israel these days, will come across a sign by the roadside, directing him to a family or boutique or industrial winery. These current day wineries are none other, than the most recent, in the long and fascinating list of various sized wineries from different periods,

Vitkin Village 
 

Kfar Vitkin- the first Jewish settlement in the Hefer Valley, was established by immigrants from Poland and Russia who were members of the ‘Vitkin’ and ‘Valley’ associations. 
 

JOSEPH VITKIN (1876-1912) 
 

Vitkin was an educator, one of the earliest members of the worker’s movement and a key figure of the period between the two major waves of immigration, the First Aliyah and Second Aliyah. 
 

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