A new wine experience in an ancient cellar

I had no idea this was here, it was a huge surprise

said Weisberger, who opened the Wine Temple here in 2017. The renovation work eventually exposed the original stone walls and vaulted ceilings of the cellar. Now this sprawling underground three-room complex is filled with tables, a bar and shelves of hundreds of different kinds of wine. Visitors can stop by for a glass of wine, accompanied by a cheese plate. Or, people can simply stop in to have a look at the architecture and the wine collection, which includes more than 5,000 bottles from more than 60 wineries around Israel, all for sale. Weisberger also hosts events, like lectures and tastings in the space. Weisberger also hosts events, like lectures and tastings in the space.

I really want to help people learn more about wine

said Weisberger, who spent more than a decade working for various Israeli wineries before opening the Wine Temple

In Israel people drink less wine than in Europe, and I think we should drink more here.

The Wine Temple is located at Emek Refaim 8, and is certified kosher.

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