The Jerusalem Vineyard Winery has gained international recognition and numerous awards for quality. They also represent value for money at every price point. Wines range from the easy drinking, fruity Vintage label, to the prestige Special Reserve.
The Vintage 2900 label represents fruity, easy drinking wines which represent great value for money. The wines are refreshing, with good acidity and full of flavor.
In the Hebrew year 2900 King David conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites, claiming it as the capital of the Israel. At the time, the wine industry was central to the economy, a major trading currency and King David had special individuals designated to manage his vineyards and his extensive cellar.
The Premium 3400 wines are fruit forward with good structure. The reds are oak aged for 10 months. They show good varietal character.
They come from vineyards in the Judean Plain and Mount Carmel wine regions.
The Hebrew year 3400 is the date Cyrus the Great ended the Jewish exile by allowing the Jewish people to return to the land of their forefathers and rebuild the fallen Temple. They immediately planted vineyards and returned to making wine, which cemented the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot – Pinotage – Shiraz – Emerald Riesling
GERSTEIN SPECIAL EDITION
The Gerstein Special Edition labels feature wines by two artists, David Gerstein and Sam Soroka. Gerstein is one of Israel’s most famous artists and he has brought his beautiful art and bright colors to adorn the labels of these wines. Soroka the winemaker is the artist who transforms the humble grape to award winning wines. The wines have good fruit, are tasty and fun.
These are wines for the wine lover who appreciates art.
Marselan – Chardonnay – Gewuztraminer – Orange Wine – Muscat
These Reserve wines are complex wines showing a wide range of fruit aromas, with soft tannins and well-integrated oak flavors from 15 months of aging in small oak barrels. The wines show good length.
The grapes come from high altitude vineyards in regions like Shilo, Mount Bracha and Mount Gilboa.
The Hebrew year 4990, represents the era of Rambam, the most prolific and influential Torah scholar of the period, who left his home in Spain and visited Jerusalem. This and the poetry of the time focused the Jewish community on the importance of the Land of Israel and a return to Zion.
Winemaking became a low key, domestic pastime in Jewish households. Families made wine for use in religious ritual.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot – Petite Sirah – Shiraz – Chardonnay
A limited edition of wines to commemorate the reunification of Jerusalem and 69 years of independence for the State of Israel.
The wines are innovative blends, including oak aged red wines. Each wine is named for a prominent site in Jerusalem, such as The Tower of David, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Mount Scopus and the Chords Bridge.
Jubilee 5777(2017) marks fifty years since the Six Day War, when the Holy City of Jerusalem was reunified, opened up and made safe for all religions to worship in freedom and with respect.
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot – Old Vines Carignan Shiraz – Colombard Emerald Riesling – Gewurztraminer
The Windmill wines are made in tiny quantities. This is a rare, limited edition range of handcrafted wines made by isolating and separating fruit from the best individual plots in the finest vineyards.
The reds are aged for 16 months in small French oak barrels, and the Chardonnay was part barrel fermented.
The wines come from high elevation vineyards in the Judean Hills.
The drawing on the label is of the Montefiore Windmill, founded 1857 by Moses Montefiore, which houses the unique winery tasting room.
Shiraz – Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon – Yemin Moshe – Chardonnay
SPECIAL RESERVE 5600
The Special Reserve is the flagship, prestige wine of Jerusalem Vineyard Winery. Made in small quantities, it is a blend of Bordeaux varieties with a Mediterranean variety grown in the finest vineyards, matured in the finest French and American oak barrels for 24 months, and then aged in bottle before release.
The Hebrew year 5600 (1839) heralded the First Census of the Jewish population of the Land of Israel since Biblical times, commissioned by Moses Montefiore, who became the first person to recommended Jews return to agriculture and plant vines.
The Jewish community of Jerusalem began to grow and the first recorded winery was founded in the Old City.
Special Reserve – Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petite Sirah