Jerusalem Mountains Winery
The winery was established in 2007 and it produces approximately 3,500 bottles annually. The grapes are from the Gush Etzion vineyards and the wines are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The winery combines ancient wine production traditions with new technology. The grapes are delivered to the winery roof, and fall from there into the fermentation containers due to the force of gravity. The wine is aged in oak barrels in a cave dug in the rock. There are tours about the wine production process and wine tastings for groups of around 20 participants. The tour can be combined with a vineyard tour, a visit to a goat pen, and a spectacular view of the coastal region.
By prior arrangement.
How to get there:
The winery is in Elazar, alongside Road 60 which leads from Jerusalem (the Gilo neighborhood – Tunnel Road) to Gush Etzion. Once inside the village of Elazar, continue to Gush Katif Street. The winery is also accessible from the Elah Junction via Road 38. Turn onto Road 375 up until the Etziona Junction, and continue along Road 367 up until the Gush Etzion Junction. Turn left and continue along Road 60 up until the entrance to Elazar. Tourist information is available on the Gush Etzion tourism association website: http://www.baitisraeli.co.il/?CategoryID=180
The information provided is the responsibility of the winery, and correct for the day it is published. We recommend contacting the winery for updated details of opening hours, kosher supervision, and other services. Please immediately inform the Israel Grape and Wine Council of any change in the information and winery details.