Domaine du Castel

Domaine du Castel is a small domain, located west of Jerusalem, in the old 'corridor' between Israel and its capital. A special wine estate in the old country. Owner and founder Eli Ben Zaken made it all happen by choosing a gradual build-up with an innate determination.
 
The vineyards are at an altitude of 700 meters, so there is enough cooling to keep the grapes fresh. There is much more rain here than you would expect, around 700 millimeters per year. Although most falls in the winter period, the amount of irrigation is very limited. An important quality factor is the density with which the vines are planted, 6700 per hectare, much higher than the 2200 vines that are common on other farms. They are not on private land, because the state has given it to the kibbutz. A rental contract has therefore been concluded with the kibbutz.
 
Eli's children, Ariel, Eytan and Ilana, continue the tradition. Ariel, who studied viticulture and winemaking for two years in Beaune, France, has been CEO of Domaine du Castel for over 15 years. Eytan was charged with managing the family restaurant in Jerusalem while continuing to study the art of winemaking with Eli. To this day, he holds the position of winemaker alongside his father. Ilana, the eldest daughter, is the director of Export & Purchasing of the winery.
Domaine du Castel
RAZI'EL 2018
Article code IS2E008
€59,95
in stock
Razi'el is an archangel within the teachings of Jewish mysticism who is the "keeper of secrets" and the "angel of mysteries". Razi'el is a blend of Syrah and Carignan. The grapes are hand-picked and the wine has matured for 18 months in French oak barrels
Domaine du Castel
RAZI'EL 2018
Razi'el is an archangel within the teachings of Jewish mysticism who is the "keeper of secrets" and the "angel of mysteries". Razi'el is a blend of Syrah and Carignan. The grapes are hand-picked and the wine has matured for 18 months in French oak barrels
€59,95
Domaine du Castel
La Vie Rouge 2018
Article code IS2E007
€29,95
in stock
La Vie Rouge du Castel is a balanced fruity blend of the varieties grown in the vineyards of the Judean hills - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah. After fermentation, the wine is aged in custom concrete tanks for a
Domaine du Castel
La Vie Rouge 2018
La Vie Rouge du Castel is a balanced fruity blend of the varieties grown in the vineyards of the Judean hills - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah. After fermentation, the wine is aged in custom concrete tanks for a
€29,95
Domaine du Castel
C Blanc du Castel 2020
Article code IS2B001
€49,95
in stock
The wine is fermented in French oak barrels and then aged in its residual sugars in the Bourgogne style for about a year. 'C' Blanc du Castel is known for its rich and buttery bouquet and refreshing acidity; it has a full, round flavor, with hints of citr
Domaine du Castel
C Blanc du Castel 2020
The wine is fermented in French oak barrels and then aged in its residual sugars in the Bourgogne style for about a year. 'C' Blanc du Castel is known for its rich and buttery bouquet and refreshing acidity; it has a full, round flavor, with hints of citr
€49,95
Domaine du Castel
La Vie Blanc 2020
Article code IS2B005
€29,95
in stock
La Vie Blanc du Castel is a blend of varieties - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a touch of Gewurztraminer. The wine undergoes a long fermentation period, under cold temperatures and carefully maintained conditions. The wine is light golden, refreshing an
Domaine du Castel
La Vie Blanc 2020
La Vie Blanc du Castel is a blend of varieties - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a touch of Gewurztraminer. The wine undergoes a long fermentation period, under cold temperatures and carefully maintained conditions. The wine is light golden, refreshing an
€29,95
Domaine du Castel
Rose du Castel 2020
Article code IS2D002
€29,95
in stock
Rosé du Castel is a blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, harvested before reaching phenolic maturity. The light color testifies to the rapid pressing and the short contact time that the new wine had with the grape skins. The fermentation period is
Domaine du Castel
Rose du Castel 2020
Rosé du Castel is a blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, harvested before reaching phenolic maturity. The light color testifies to the rapid pressing and the short contact time that the new wine had with the grape skins. The fermentation period is
€29,95
Domaine du Castel
Grand Vin du Castel 2018
Article code IS2E004
€69,95
in stock
Castel Grand Vin is the first red wine from Domaine du Castel. The grape varieties used to make this wine are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, harvested from the winery's finest vineyards. Prior to bottling, the wine is aged in
Domaine du Castel
Grand Vin du Castel 2018
Castel Grand Vin is the first red wine from Domaine du Castel. The grape varieties used to make this wine are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, harvested from the winery's finest vineyards. Prior to bottling, the wine is aged in
€69,95
Domaine du Castel
Petit Castel 2018
Article code IS2E003
€39,95
in stock
Petit Castel is the second wine from Domaine du Castel. Petit Castel is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for approximately 12 months, followed by approximately 4 months
Domaine du Castel
Petit Castel 2018
Petit Castel is the second wine from Domaine du Castel. Petit Castel is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for approximately 12 months, followed by approximately 4 months
€39,95