The Monastery was founded in 1890 by the silent Trappist monastic order, is famous for its excellent wines made from grapes grown in the monastery's vineyards, brought to the area during Napoleon's campaign.
Monastery of the Silent Monks at Latrun
The site where the monastery of the silent monks stands today served as a way station for pilgrims from Jaffa to Jerusalem in the 19th century.
After being sold to the Order of Saint Benedict, the monastery known as the Monastery of the Silent Monks was built in 1890, and until 1960 its articles included a vow to refrain from idle talk and to uphold silence at all times except during prayer. A large church and living quarters sit on the monastery grounds, with a beautiful garden and a modest yard.