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David Rhodes is a California trained sommelier who likes to say he lives in Tel Aviv but sleeps in Hod Hasharon.  David has worked  and consulted for restaurants and wineries in the United States & Israel. David served as an adviser to the San Diego State University Business of Wine program and as an ambassador for California wines in Israel.

David has hosted over 100 wine events in Israel from dinners for two to large festivals for thousands and specifically made Aliyah with the Zionist intent of letting the world (and Israelis) know what was good if not great about Israeli food and wine. David has given food, wine and spirits presentations and tours to Israeli diplomats, aspiring chefs, charity fundraisers and galas, culinary tours, tourists, journalist and visiting foreign dignitaries.

David was born and raised  in Massachusetts but moved from San Diego,California before making Aliyah July, 2008.

email David at: israeliwineguy@gmail.com; Skype ID: David Wine

The entrance to Chateau Golan

Photos: Ofer Blanc In 1976, while Americans were celebrating...


About 95% of Israeli wine is produced by its twelve largest ...


While Israeli winemakers are being awarded accolades across ...
The Green: Johns

Bulletproof: Jaspers

New Fashioned: Botanika

Madame 57 from French 57

Gandhi delivers smiles at Cocktails & Dreams

Maple syrup, eggs whites and Chartreuse are some of the more...
Tulip and MAIA CEO/Owner Roy Itzhaki ... makes wines with a mission in mind

Australian trained Israeli winemaker David Bar-Ilan values his time in the vineyards as much as the winery

Roy Itzhaki is one of Israel's true wine pioneers in not onl...

Better Israeli craft beers, like Alexander, are becoming easier to find and imbibe

Summer's here in Israel and it is long and often sweltering....

A camel visits Yatir's vineyard in Ramat Arad

GREATER ZICHRON YAACOV & CENTRAL COAST Zichron Yaacov, "...
Photo: Nor Shaanani

Part one of the David Rhodes Israeli Wine Visitor Centers&nb...
Jacob's Farm dairy's visitor center in Kfar Haroeh offers dozens of its own cheeses with yogurts, fresh baked bread and local wine, beer and other gourmet treats

Recently, I sat down with the hospitable Mor Kagan, the mana...

Israeli winemaker Meital Damri studied in Italy

Only about 5% of Israel's wine grapes are grown in the Negev...
At work in one of the Dalton Winery vineyards


I foresee the Galilee becoming part of the rich tapestry of grape-growing areas in Israel

Hailing from Britain, the Haruni family launched the Dalton ...
Photo: Kohler-www.flickr.com


 Dining out is a source of joy to many and the level of...
Inside ... the Tishbi Winery, which is at Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov

Inside ... the Tishbi Winery, which is at Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov

In Israel there's no shortage of great places to stop for a ...
Buster’s Ciders ... named after the family’s beloved Golden Retriever

Denny Neilson serves up his ciders with a smile in Beit Shemesh

Everyone seemingly moves to Israel with a dream. Coming from...
A carignan vineyard







 Six years ago I came to Israel and five years ago I st...
Golan Tishbi . . . more responsibilities




Valrhona chocolate selection

Chef Gunther Biedermann

In 1985, after close to 100 harvests and four generations, J...
WINE: David Rhodes meets Ido Lewinsohn (above) of the Recanati Winery


A vineyard of the Recanati Winery

Ido Lewinsohn has been part of the winemaking team at the Re...
Fine vintage ... the Montefiore Winery co-founders Arnon Geva with siblings David and Rachel Montefiore




Briton Moses Montefiore, was one of the most prominent Jewis...
Joint owner Yuval Reznikovich frequently tends the bar. Photo by Hannah Morrow

 Truth be told, wine is my beverage of choice, but ther...
Amiable Gat Shomron winemaker Lior Nachum (center) shares his wines with visitors to his winery

Recently, I sat down with Lior Nachum, the winemaker, and on...