David Vaaknin

Commissions / Latrun Monastery Winery for KNA-Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur

Commission for KNA - Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur

Photo Editors: Marialuisa Plassmann, Julia Steinbrecht


Photos for a story about the Latrun Monastery Winery. 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. See more photos online

Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
A general view of the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
A sign points in the direction of the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
A sign points in the direction of the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
Grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Zdenek Moravitz (a former trappist monk) harvests grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Zdenek Moravitz (a former trappist monk) harvests grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Zdenek Moravitz (a former trappist monk) harvests grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
A bucket full of freshly harvested grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
A bucket full of freshly harvested grapes, at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Zdenek Moravitz (a former trappist monk) carries a bucket of freshly harvested grapes, at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father René Hascoet, head of Latrun Monastery, harvests grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father René Hascoet, head of Latrun Monastery, harvests grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father René Hascoet, head of Latrun Monastery, walks with buckets full of freshly harvested grapes, at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Regis Anouil and his daughters harvest grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father Jean Claude Maingot harvests grapes at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
grape harvest at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father Christian Marie pours buckets of freshly harvested grapes into the mash wagon, at a vineyard near the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
an underground tunnel connecting the Latrun Monastery Winery to the church of the monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
A view of an underground tunnel connecting the Latrun Monastery Winery to the church of the monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Head winemaker of Latrun Monastery Winery tastes a sample of white wine from a stainless steel fermentation tank at the winery west of Jerusalem Israel
Adam Kassis, head winemaker of Latrun Monastery Winery, tastes a sample of white wine from a stainless steel fermentation tank at the winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
a trainee of Latrun Monastery Winery is seen walking between stainless steel fermentation tanks at the winery west of Jerusalem Israel
Regis Anouil, a trainee of Latrun Monastery Winery, is seen walking between stainless steel fermentation tanks at the winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Oak barrels are seen in an underground chamber at the Latrun Monastery Winery west of Jerusalem Israel
Oak barrels are seen in an underground chamber at the Latrun Monastery Winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Father René Hascoet head of Latrun Monastery at the monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father René Hascoet, head of Latrun Monastery, poses for a portrait at the monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
a prayer service at the monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father René Hascoet (L), head of Latrun Monastery, leads fellow monks during a prayer service at the monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
a prayer service at the monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
Father René Hascoet (front L), head of Latrun Monastery, leads fellow monks during a prayer service at the monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
A nun prays during a prayer service at the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
A nun prays during a prayer service at the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Wine bottles, elixir bottles jam and other products are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery
Wine bottles, elixir bottles, jam and other products are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Wine bottles are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery west of Jerusalem Israel
Wine bottles are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Wine bottles are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery west of Jerusalem Israel
Wine bottles are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
Wine bottles are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery west of Jerusalem Israel
Wine bottles are seen on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
A woman touches a wine bottle on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery west of Jerusalem Israel
A woman touches a wine bottle on display at the wine shop of the Latrun Monastery Winery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 11, 2018.
A general view of the church at the Latrun Monastery west of Jerusalem Israel
A general view of the church at the Latrun Monastery, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on August 16, 2018.
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