All our vineyards are situated in the Upper Galilee.
At Kfar Shamai, within the Mount Meron nature reserve, we planted five noble grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay – on the mountain’s eastern slope at an altitude of 700-800 meters above sea level.
This area has always been known for the special qualities of its grapes. The earth is calcareous and rich in minerals, and there are ideal micro-climatic conditions that supply generous yet balanced amounts of sun, dew, cold, precipitation and cool winds.
Here we opted for the dense planting method in order to produce a limited quantity of high-quality fruit. The vineyards’ output ranges between 700 and 1,000 kg/dunam, depending on the variety and location of each plot.
At Ramot Naftali, near Nahal Dishon, we grow Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Noiret and Traminette grapes in two different vineyards, while in the Kadesh Valley we grow Australian Shiraz grapes.
The quality of the grapes harvested in our vineyards is extremely high.
The Chardonnay grapes are picked at a pH of 3.3 and a Brix of 24, and the red varieties reach a Brix of 25-26 with a pH of 3.6.
The types of grapes and their distribution in each vineyard were determined especially for producing unique varietal wines with small additions of other varietals in order to enrich and empower the flavors of the principal grape.
The winery also sources grapes from mature vineyards of 20 years and more in the Upper Galilee region, as they contribute unique qualities typical of older vineyards.
All our grapes are hand-harvested in small batches and promptly sent to the winery to maintain our reputation for high-quality hand-crafted wines.