Vine seeds discovered from the Byzantine period, by Prof. Guy Bar-Oz, Dr Lior Weissbrod, Dr Tali Erikson-Gini, Haifa University. (Notice at the Ben Gurion Airport)
Some months ago, there was an article - in the New York Herald Tribune, I think - about Israelis producing "wine from the time of Jesus." In a little line, the article acknowledged that the first to produce vine from autochthonous grape varieties were "the Salesian monks of Cremisan." The varieties - which with all probability go back to the time of Jesus - are Dabouki and Hamdani Jandali.