This Jewish Family Has Been Making Honey Wine for 150 Years
August 24, 2021
“Twenty-eight-year old Rachel Lipman cares deeply about preserving her Jewish family’s fifth-generation wine-making business, Loew Vineyards, but she’s also keeping an eye on the future. As one of the youngest winemakers in Maryland — if not the youngest — she’s pushing through boundaries in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
But that’s not all. Lipman is also educating customers about her family’s extraordinary legacy of producing unique wines — a 150-year-old family tradition that was nearly eradicated by the Holocaust.
Among the 14 wines currently available on the Loew Vineyards website, four of them are not wines in a traditional sense. Rather, they are meads, or honey wine. Meads are made with fermented honey — and therefore well-suited for the upcoming High Holidays. Among the available varieties include cyser (mead with apple juice) and pyment (mead with grape juice)…”
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