Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Viticulture at Latrun Monastery

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There, you see?
Rows and rows of grape vines.


Beyond the vineyard is an ancient Crusader fortress on the hill.
(Click on the photo and then once again to see the fort better.) 


It's beautiful country in central Israel.
The Trappist monks at Latrun monastery  harvest the grapes and then make and sell their wine.
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V is for viticulture, viniculture, vineyards, and Vitus vinifera (the common grape vine) for ABC Wednesday.
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17 comments:

Birdman said...

... and vino!

Roger Owen Green said...

Let's have some wine!

ROG, ABCW

VP said...

I knew trappist monks made an excellent beer, good that they can handle wine as well!

William Kendall said...

The old fortress particularly appeals to me- it looks as ancient as its era suggests.

Berowne said...

Quite interesting; well done.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Israel is one of the places that I want to see someday. Shalom! (ABC Wednesday #23)

Bergson said...

the wine is good ?

Hels said...

I think a lot of monasteries grew their own grapes and bottled their own wine or spirits. In Norwich's Cathedral Close there were even beer brewing facilities! I think it is a great idea :)

cieldequimper said...

It doesn't get any better than that. Grapes that grow looking at an ancient fortress are my kind of grapes.

Karl Demetz said...

Monks and wine, perhaps a contradiction, but it works...

Gerard Michaud said...

Very interesting !!! I like the old fortress
Alice

Gattina said...

Why not making wine, often it is beer !

Gattina
ABC Team

http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

crystal said...

It looks so green and foresty there :)

Kay said...

What a beautiful place. Have you tried the wine? It's pretty amazing to see the Crusader fortress.

Dina said...

Sorry friends who asked about the quality, but I am no expert on wine and do not enjoy wine, so I will just assume that the Latrun monks know well how to make it.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dina
great post.
GREAT PHOTOS.
Greetings.

Fritz Ant said...


For some reason or another I had always picture the Middle East with much desert color and less green, Ha looks like I was wrong going by your pictures. Must be a pretty place there. That old fort from what I was able to see look as if were made of adobe, tho being far it was couldn't tell for sure. nice post for the letter V.