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The Wines of Omar Zumot in Jordan

A couple of years ago we visited Omar Zumot at his winery in Amman and tasted  his extensive portfolio of white and red wines.  Since his wines are not available in the US, Omar recently sent us new samples via … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Wine Pioneer: Omar Zumot and the Wines of Saint George.

It’s rare that one encounters a true wine pioneer. But Omar Zumot is undoubtedly the preeminent wine pioneer of Jordan. He had an early interest in winemaking and received his training in Ardeche while still in his teens, but it … Continue reading

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Zumot’s Revival of the Petra Wine Tradition

Two thousand years ago, vineyards grew on the plains of present-day Jordan and produced the wines consumed by the Nabateans of Petra. Recently discovered cave paintings (shown here) and the Qasr Al-Bint Temple [pictured below] dedicated to the Nabatean’s chief … Continue reading

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