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Somek Winery is unique amongst wineries in that its winemaker, Hila Dahan, remains largely in the shadows. It is her husband Barak, agronomist and vintner, her partner in life and at the winery, who is Somek's public face. Both online and when visiting Somek, it is Barak who is seen in the vineyards and at the winery, crushing grapes, moving barrels or serving wine. Yet it is no less Hila, who holds two degrees in wine-making, whose unseen hand is expressed in the quality of wines the two, together, produce.

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