Dalton Winery in Merom Hagalil.
(photo credit: MICHAL COHEN)
Today is Tu Be’av, also known as the Jewish holiday of love. According to Jewish tradition, in the time of the Temple in Jerusalem, unmarried women would wear a white dress and go out to dance in vineyards among the heady scent of the ripening grapes to mark the beginning of the grape harvest. Nowadays, couples looking for a romantic getaway have quite a lot of opportunities to choose from on Tu Be’av throughout Israel. Most of these eclectic tours are geared toward couples, but there are a few that are suitable for families, too.Bein Hakramim
Just in time for Tu Be’av, the Merom Hagalil Regional Council is organizing a festival called Bein Hakramim. The festivities, which began yesterday, will continue for eight days, and include musical performances from sunset until sunrise, a Latin celebration at Adir Winery, a special excursion for children in the forest with professional actors, and an arts-and-crafts fair. In addition, the public is invited to Beit Hakerem Farm on Moshav Hazon at 2 p.m. on Friday, for Shishi Bakerem, where guests will enjoy breathtaking views and a performance by Oasis Music. You can enjoy the house wine in the shade of the grape vines while your children are busy making arts-and-crafts projects.