Wine Crusades

Wine Crusades

by Westgarth Wines September 17, 2019

A chance discovery in Mi'ilya, a town in Jerusalem was made of an old winery, revealing intriguing aspects of what life was like in the era of the Crusades. These days most of us buy fine wine, but back in the 12th and 13th century in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, many people actually made their own wine. The excavation revealed two large rooms where locals could bring in their grapes to tread them then take the juice home to ferment it. Of course, the winery owner often made their own wine too. Read on to learn more about this fascinating look at how wine was made thousands of years ago!

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