aJudaica Collection Features Wine Fountains From Italy and Italy
Wine Fountains Have Long Been a Part of Jewish Culture. They Are Not Only Beautiful, But Very Functional. They Are Used to Hold Kiddush Wine During Shabbat and Holiday Meals. They Make a Perfect Centerpiece for Any Table And Are Also Very Easy to Clean. Our aJudaica Collection Features a Selection of Wine Fountains from Israel’s top Judaica artists. The range begins with nickel and pewter models and progresses to exquisite silver plated ones. Some of the fountains are beautifully embellished with luscious grape designs, while others have graphic diamond patterns.
For example, the fountain at Dora Sarchese Vineyard in Caldari di Ortona, in central Italy’s Abruzzo region, is shaped like a giant wine barrel. Located along an ancient pathway named after St. Thomas, known as the Cammino di San Tommaso, the fountain is designed to be accessible to pilgrims who pass by. But the vineyard did make clear in a Facebook post that it is not intended for “drunkards or louts” and that they expect pilgrims to drink responsibly.
Another wine fountain, at a monastery in Irache, France, is shaped like a large copper pot that would have been used to rinse glassware before passing them to guests at a meal. The fountain sits on a stand with gadrooned edges and scrolling strapwork, rosettes and shell motifs on a punched matted ground. The pot has a handle and a hinged lid and is surmounted by a multi-domed pedestal with a spout. The pedestal is decorated with a pattern of grapes and flowers.