Israel’s Rimon Winery recently made an unusual contribution to the ever-expanding international spectrum of kosher wines, introducing a new kosher pomegranate dessert wine from the Upper Galilee.
“In the midst of growing competition in the kosher wine market, Rimon Winery offers kosher wine drinkers something completely different: an award-winning, pure pomegranate dessert wine,” said Yoav Gilat, Managing Partner of Cannonball Wine & Spirits, exclusive US representative for Rimon Winery.
According to the Kosher Wine Society, kosher wine consumption in the United States has risen dramatically over the past decade, with some estimating an escalation as high as twenty percent.
“The reason for this increase is in part due to evolution of the Israeli wine industry and in part to the expanding selection of kosher wines from other countries such as France, Spain, Chile and the United States,” said Gilat. “Now Rimon Winery has added an extremely high quality pomegranate wine to the mix, providing an interesting new option for the seder table.”
What makes Rimon Winery’s pomegranate wine different are the unique flavors of its wines, derived from a new variety of pomegranate developed by father and son Gaby and Avi Nachmias, owners of Rimon Winery. The Nachmias family, a third generation farming family in Israel’s Upper Galilee, has cultivated a “super fruit” that is sweeter, deeper in color, and richer in vitamins and antioxidants than other pomegranate varieties. They are the only pomegranates in the world that have enough natural sugars to produce wine on their own – without any additives. Rimon wines are not flavored alcohol. They are actual wines made by virtually the same processes as grape-based wines.
“This year, Passover begins at sundown on April 19, when Jews of all backgrounds will sit down to the seder to retell the story of Exodus, share unleavened bread, drink the four ceremonial glasses of Wine, and make blessings to life,” says Gilat. “We invite everyone to make Rimon dessert wine the fifth glass of wine they celebrate with this year. An exciting new wine with appealing aromas and flavors, it is a wonderful wine to make part of this sacred meal.”
Rimon Winery is located in the Upper Galilee region of Israel. It sits on a basalt plateau nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, nestled in the heart of a thriving pomegranate orchard. The winery’s owners and winemakers are father and son Gaby and Avi Nachmias, who specialize in cultivating premium pomegranate fruit and producing pure pomegranate wine of the highest quality. All Rimon Winery wines are made using traditional winemaking techniques to produce world-class kosher wines made from 100 percent pure pomegranate that retain the succulent flavors and healthful properties of the pomegranate fruit even after it has been fermented into wine. All Rimon Winery wines are produced at Rimon Winery’s state-of-the-art winemaking facility, which includes special pomegranate separation and pressing equipment, stainless steel fermentation tanks, and a barrel room where the wines are aged in classic French oak barrels.