Victor Schoenfeld

4/6 Victor Schoenfeld, Head Winemaker of Yarden Wines

@YardenWines

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ Head #winemaker of @YardenWines Victor Schoenfeld

Monika Elling @Foundationspr Sorry to have to miss today! Have fun with #SommChat! @KeeperColl @YardenWines @camparirocket @WPTUSA @PatriciusTokaj @DeniseClarkeTX

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Foundationspr you will be missed on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like 2 introduce you to Head #winemaker of @YardenWines Victor Schoenfeld who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Victor Schoenfeld @YardenWines 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday`

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Victor Schoenfeld @YardenWines our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @YardenWines 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with Head #winemaker of @YardenWines Victor Schoenfeld #SommChat

Yarden Wines ‏@YardenWines .@KeeperColl Honor to be here. Thank you for having me. #SommChat #WW

Taylored Wines ‏@TayloredWines @KeeperColl Good afternoon! Looking forward to @YardenWines's insights during #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@TayloredWines great to see you here today on #SommChat with @YardenWines -look forward to your questions:)

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat Peep: @YardenWines how long has Victor been in the #wine biz and how did he get started?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Grew up in CA. Always loved food. Pursued my wine studies at UC Davis, before moving to Israel #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. @YardenWines Victor, in general what do Israelis drink and specifically what style wines? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@winecompass Israelis drink our local wines in a range of styles. About 25% of our wine market is imports as well #SommChat #wines

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: Where are @YardenWines sold in the #US and where R U going to mkt in the future?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl We are in all major markets. For specific cities& distributors reach out to @YardenWines thx! #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@winecompass Israeli food is classically medi but we have a wide range reflected in our wine choices. #SommChat #wine #ww

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @YardenWines @KeeperColl what are the most popular varietals in this area? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@AndyOnFarmWine great to see you on #SommChat today much to learn and always enjoy your questions:)

Yarden Wines ‏@YardenWines .@AndyOnFarmWine .@KeeperColl Cab is a leader but there is a lot of experimentation with a lot of varieties. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@yardenwines Where is @yardenwines located? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl In Katzrin, Golan Heights NE Israel. #SommChat #ww #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: How long have U been making @yardenwines & how would you describe your winemaking approach?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl 25 yrs trying to grow expressive fruit and make wines that showcase that fruit. #SommChat #WineWednesday

Taylored Wines ‏@TayloredWines @YardenWines: what does a typical/traditional pairing in Israel look like? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@TayloredWines We eat and drink family style w/ fresh choices, shared plates such as grilled eggplant, fish,meats, fresh veggies.#SommChat

Taylored Wines ‏@TayloredWines @YardenWines sounds perfect, cheers! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Hello from chilly Chicago, everyone! Any newbies here today? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@demilove say hello to @TayloredWines :) Look forward to your questions on #SommChat today

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@yardenwines Why is Golan Heights suitable for #winemaking? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl We have a range of elevation, soils, and micro-climates which allows us to grow many varieties successfully #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: what R some of the changes U have seen over the 25 years @YardenWines & what new plans are on the horizon?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yardenwines How does technology impact your work? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl It allows us to make informed decisions abt planting.Ex,14 meteorological stations to identify climate conditions #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: Are the #winemaking processes different @YardenWines in #Israel than in other countries/regions?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl We have some of our own problems-like fruit loving wild boar but its very similar to most world wine regions. #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yardenwines What #varietals thrive there other than #Cabernet ? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl A large range from Cab Sauv and Chard to Pinot &Touriga Nacional. We have great soils for vines. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: @Yardenwines RU seeing Climate Change issues N last 3-5 yrs. If so what R the changes and how R you dealing w/ it?

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Do you have a lot of climate variation from vintage to vintage? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr a working #Somm : what is typical harvest time and can you describe this? do you hand harvest @Yardenwines ? how long in cellar, etc? #SommChat

Yarden Wines ‏@YardenWines .@KeeperColl 1st wk of aug to last wk in oct. hand harvest for all sparkling, some whites & high end reds. Plus optical sorting. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #Somm 2 @YardenWines : how would you suggest to sell on #restaurant floor your #wines to someone that has never had UR #Wine? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Great discovery wines. Quality has never been better. Interesting adventurous appellation! #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what tasting qualifiers would you use to describe your #Cab and Rose & how do they age @YardenWines ?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl First CS: ripe red, black fruits. Beautiful texture, high soft tannin. Light hints of herb and earth. Aging 20+yrs. #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Sparkling Rose: Fresh strawberries, citrus, aromatic flowers, toasted baguette. Delicate. Complex. High acidity. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yardenwines Tell us about the Yarden #Chardonnay #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #Somm 4 @YardenWines How many wines do you make & what R the most popular today? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Up to 40 different types per vintage, single vineyard to everyday. CS, Chard, Gewurtz, Syrah is trending, #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: do you welcome visitors to the winery and if so how does one request a visit 2 @YardenWines ?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Yes we welcome visitors for tastings & jeep vineyard tours. we would love to see more somms for a professional visit #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yardenwines Is organic #winemaking important to you? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Yes! Our Odem Chdy & Merlot are 100% organic. We're pursuing sustainable certification for all vineyards #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl follow-up Q fr #SommChat peep: how many ppl to have on UR team to produce 40 diff #wines per year & is your workforce local @YardenWines

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Our workforce is local. 6 winemakers, 2 viticulturists + 20 other professionals. #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @YardenWines Victor what do you like to do with your spare time and what R UR responsibilities with Golan Heights? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl I oversee all winegrowing and winemaking. Spare time you will find me in the kitchen and with my family. #SommChat #ww

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl we farm 1500 acres. Crush just under 6k tons. Around 5 mil bottles/yr. #SommChat #ww

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl We collaborate a lot with a technical group of 70+winemakers/viticulturists that meet monthly (except harvest). #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yardenwines What’s the future for modern Israeli winemaking? #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Its an exciting time! More and higher qualities to come. We keep learning so much. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #Somm for @yardenwines on #SommChat What R highlights of 2015 Vintage of UR #Wines ? How many bottles do you produce & how many Acres? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #Somm 4 #SommChat : do you taste, and discuss #winemaking , with other #Isreali #Winemakers? If so how often?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: Victor, what r some of UR fav things to cook @YardenWines ?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Always local ingredients: low-smoked lamb spareribs & endless gazpacho variations, fish/ceviche. Love the plancha. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: Do you travel to other #Wine areas to learn & if so where? If not, do you have plans for this @YardenWines ?

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl I've traveled extensively and worked in CA and France. I would like to get to Argentina. #SommChat #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yardenwines what R some of the things you would like ppl to know about your #wines #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Our latitude, high-altitude, volcanic soils are unique in the world. Wines for you to discover Golan Heights. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Head #winemaker of @YardenWines Victor Schoenfeld on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Victor Schoenfeld @YardenWines join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Head #winemaker of @YardenWines Victor Schoenfeld for his time on #SommChat

Yarden Wines @YardenWines .@KeeperColl Great to be here! Thx for the opportunity to talk about @YardenWines #SommChat #WineWednesday

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g When moving gets in the way of #SommChat... It's a #SadPanda #WineWednesday ! Thanks for the reminder tho! 😔

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