Nachal Boker Ranch: Desrt wine and Desert Fish
Around Sde Boker there are several private ranches, each with its own distinct character, which provide good home-made food in a special setting.
The Nachal Boker ranch was built from scratch by Moshe and Hilda, it has its own vineyard and a restaurant in a quaint barrel-like house made of wood and mud, with a cylindrical ceiling. We had a very tasty buffet dinner there, with fish, pasta, salads and wine. Moshe explained the the fish were grown in the Negev desert, in fish ponds in Mash'abei -Sadeh, and the wine was their own local label.
The restaurant is a warm, friendly and romantic oasis in the middle of the desert.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Havat Naot (the Naot Farm): Homemade goat cheese at Havat Naot
One of several independent makers of goat cheese here in the southern desert area between BeerSheva and Eilat. Their cheese is excellent and I would suggest trying
1) Tzfatit with onion
3) Camembert (old)
All were excellent, so we took and had a cheese, bread and wine picnic in the middle of the desert overlooking Nahal Tzin.
- Food and Dining
Havat Karmi Avdat: Desert wine at Havat Karmi Avdat
Here at Havat Karmi Avdat they grow their own grapes, the grapes are harvested and then contracted to a big company to process and make a special label carrying the Havat Karmi Avdat lable.
Sorry there is not a picture, just after we took at trip there our house was broken into and the camera along with 2 months of photos on several memory cards were stolen.
Favorite Dish: The wine we sampled was excellent and the owners also "dabble" in pottery and ironwork. You can drop in and visit their small gallery.
- Wine Tasting