To Promise and Sustain
There's no compromising on two things at the Wine & Plenty Festival: quality and sustainability. Environmental sustainability ‒ a subject that concerns Ramat Hanadiv all year round -- is alive and kicking at the Wine Festival, too. So ‒ how do you treat the environment during a wine festival?
This is the fourth time that Ramat Hanadiv is hosting the Festival. On top of the rarefied ambiance, there is a significant value added: awareness of environmental values and serious efforts to minimalize damage to the environment. Between a cup of red wine and a cup of white, our guests will be happy to know that they are taking part in an event that encourages sustainable conduct.
More than 30 producers of wine and culinary delights from Hanadiv Valley and the Carmel region will have stands at the Festival, bringing together visitors and winemakers, local growers and farmers, and giving exposure to local products while strengthening the area's sustainable economy. At the Festival, these goals coexist with a clear emphasis on reducing waste and encouraging recycling. Hence all the exhibitors at the Festival will serve their products on utensils made of recycled, disposal materials, and they will use no plastic. To further encourage the local economy, artists from the area will also exhibit their works, create new ones before the Festival audience, and sell them.
Adding another uniquely sustainable aesthetic element, we invited the artist Yaron Eliasi, whose raw material is recycled plastic, to produce handmade, reusable wineglass holders. Thus Festival-goers will each receive, along with a personal wine-tasting goblet, a personal holder for it. When they bring home this signed work of art, they can rest assured that they're also helping to preserve Planet Earth.
Alongside local wine and food producers, the Festival will host three wineries with an avant-garde approach to environmentalism and sustainability: the ecologically-oriented Harei HaGalil Winery, which a year ago launched a white Sauvignon Blanc from grapes they grew on a medium of composted coffee grounds; Tabor Winery, which for several years already has been growing organic vineyards and will present its new its new release, produced entirely through organic processes; and Kishor Winery, which operates in the spirit of social sustainability, employing people with special needs in all the stages of their wine manufacturing.
We are proud that the Wine & Plenty Festival has come together in cooperation and dialogue with members of the nearby communities ‒ farmers, vintners, manufacturers, and winery owners. Thus the Festival connects the regional fabric with the heritage of Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who established so many of the Jewish colonies in the area and set the stage here for the modern Israeli wine industry.
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