About the Gvaot Winery
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The writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Wine is bottled poetry.”
The creations of the Gvaot Winery have roots that stretch back for millennia, and represent the very finest ode to the land of Samaria.
Gvaot Winery is located in Givat Harel at the heart of Samaria, on the banks of Nahal Shiloh. Around 800m above sea level, this hilly region has an ancient tradition of successful vine cultivation. The combination of advanced technology with unique terroir, which is especially conducive to high-quality vines, helps the winery actualize its vision of producing quality wines with a distinctive character and flavor.
Still, even the finest raw materials require in-depth professional knowledge and loving hands, which Gvaot Winery definitely has!
Gvaot Winery, managed by Eliav Miller, is a boutique family winery that was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur Amnon Weiss and Chief Winemaker Dr. Shivi Drori, an agronomist and researcher in viticulture and oenology at Ariel University. A research study led by Dr. Drori himself revealed approximately 60 ancient varieties of wine grapes found indigenous to the Land of Israel, and in Samaria in particular, from which wines have been produced for thousands of years!
The winery produces 80,000 or so bottles a year, in order to give every bottle personal attention and maintain the winery's high quality standards throughout the production process. The wines undergo slow and cold fermentation for optimal preservation of the grapes’ aromas and flavors, and to ensure the creation of especially elegant wines.
Gvaot never compromises on quality, so every sip lets you experience the wonderful poetry of this land, and savor the winery’s tradition of quality and love for wine!