Wine and Spirits / On the up in the hills

29.06.2011                      27.Siwan, 5771

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Wine and Spirits / On the up in the hills

The oak barriques used by the Psagot winery are stored in a cave – dating back to the period of the Second Temple – that contains both ancient pressing facilities and fully modern wine-making tools.

Located in the community of Psagot in the northern Jerusalem Hills, overlooking Wadi Kelt, the Psagot winery was founded by Naama and Yaakov Berg, who planted their first vineyards in 1998. The oak barriques used by the winery are stored in a cave – dating back to the period of the Second Temple – that contains both ancient pressing facilities and fully modern wine-making tools.
The cave maintains a natural 90 percent humidity, winter temperatures of about 12 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures that never exceed 18 degrees Celsius; it's also used as the winery's barrel room. Relying on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Viognier and Chardonnay grapes, the winery's top-of-the-line wine is a Bordeaux blend named Edom….