Selected photos from a story about the Latrun Trappist Monastery Winery, commissioned for KNA, Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur, the largest Catholic news agency in Europe.
In 1890 a group of monks arrived in Israel from France, founded the Trappist monastery in Latrun and started producing wine as a source of income. The monastery has around 100 acres of vineyards with over 20 vine varieties. The winery itself is a maze of chambers, halls, cloisters and tunnels that are closed to the public. The Trappists are Cistercian monks, belonging to the great monastic family of St. Benedict, the monks keep a vow of silence, except for those who sell wine and olive oil to visitors.
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