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DALTON WINERY
Winemaker: Naama Sorkin
Wine consultant: John Worontschak

The Dalton Winery is set in the beautiful green, mountainous country of the Upper Galilee, five kilometres from the Lebanese border, overlooking the Hermon Mountain.

The Winery was established in 1995 when the Haruni family from England came to settle in Israel. Initially the winery was situated in makeshift premises in Moshav Kerem Ben Zimra and produced some 20,000 bottles, but now it occupies its own home overlooking the Hula Valley and currently makes about 800,000 bottles annually. Steadily they grew to become of the big wineries in Israel.

Dalton Winery is famous in Israel as a winery that produced wine on all levels of class. Lately they have started using grapes exclusively from their own vineyards, allowing them the privilege of selecting and choosing grapes according to the level of wine. Dalton Winery is also known for using out-of-the ordinary varietals of grapes not seen much in Israel eg. Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Semillon. In 2013 the first Pinot Gris was harvested in Israel by Dalton Winery.

THE WINEMAKERS

The winemaking team at Dalton is lead by winemaker Naama Sorkin, Na’ama grew up in the north of Israel and comes from a family with close links to the wine industry. Na’ama joined Dalton in 2002 after completing her studies at the world famous Roseworthy faculty at the University of Adelaide, and with work experience in California and Australia. Naama is aided by Australian wine consultant John Worontschak. John has worked with the winery since its establishment in 1995 and has offered the winery both technical expertise and an international perspective in winemaking.

The winemaking philosophy is essentially new world fruit driven wines as befits a country with an abundance of sunshine, though lately the winery has been looking to develop some of its premium wines into more classical styles reminiscent of the European wineries.

THE REGION

Dalton Winery and its vineyards are located in an exclusive area of the Upper Galilee (Merom Hagalil). The vineyards of Kerem Ben Zimra reach an altitude of between 800 - 900 metres above sea level. This volcanic plateau combining high altitude, optimum soil conditions and a unique climate provide the ideal conditions for growing grapes in Israel. The cold winters provide an essential dormant period for the vines, while hot summer days with cool summer nights enable the grapes to mature at a steady rate, factors which allow us to grow excellent grapes for excellent wines.

The Winery is located minutes from all its vineyards. The proximity to the vineyards allows the winemaker to constantly monitor the vines throughout the year and, closer to vintage, decide the optimal time for harvest, it also ensures that the grapes arrive in the winery immediately after harvesting and do not have to suffer the indignity of traveling many hours in the midday sun, before they are processed.

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Dalton Alma Cabernet-Merlot-Cab Franc
Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
The grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. The grapes for this wine came from separate vineyard that were picked and fermented separately. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of extraction of the wine in the gentlest way possible.  Before completing fermentation the wine was pressed out, and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. Malolactic fermentation was then
Item code: 7290004494599
Region: Upper Galilee
21.10 €
Ex Tax: 17.44 €
Dalton Alma Shiraz-Mourvedre-Viognier
Syrah,mourvedre,viognier
The grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. The grapes for this wine came from separate vineyard that were picked and fermented separately. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of extraction of the wine in the gentlest way possible.  Before completing fermentation the wine was pressed out, and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. Malolactic fermentation was then en
Item code: 7290004494346
Region: Upper Galilee
21.10 €
Ex Tax: 17.44 €
Dalton Anna Muscat Liqueur de Paradisia
Muscat Alexandria
Anna is a liqueur Muscat made in a solera method. We call the wine Liqueur de Paradisia as Paradisia is one of the many names given to Muscat Alexandria around the world. It is named in honour of Anne Haruni, the matriarch of the Haruni family. The wine will be produced every year and will be available in very limited quantities of about 3500 bottles each time. WINEMAKING: This wine was started in 2006 and is a blend of Muscat from every year since (excluding 2008 which was shmitta). The g
Item code: 7290004494681
Region: Upper Galilee
22.00 €
Ex Tax: 18.18 €
Dalton D Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKING: The grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of extraction of the wine in the gentlest way possible. Before completing fermentation the wine was pressed out, and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. Malolactic fermentation was then encouraged and when completed the wine was racked into 2nd use French and American oak b
Item code: 7290004494131
Region: Upper Galilee
15.90 €
Ex Tax: 13.14 €
Dalton D Fumé Blanc

REGION: The grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Kerem Ben Zimra and Safsufa in the Upper Galilee of Israel and Elkosh in the Western Galilee. WINEMAKING: Fumé Blanc is a blend of 88% Sauvignon Blanc and 22% Semillon. Several methods were involved in making this wine. Natural fermentation in large 500 liter barrels, inoculated fermentation in stainless steel tanks and some underwent secondary malolactic fermentation. Once all the parts had finished their respective ferments
Item code: 7290004494049
Region:
15.90 €
Ex Tax: 13.14 €
Dalton D Merlot
Merlot
WINEMAKING: Sourced from the vineyards of the Upper Galilee, the grapes for the merlot were selectively harvested in late September and early October. After a warm fermentation and frequent “rack and return” for wetting the grape cap the wine was pressed out and transferred for aging in second and third use barrels for eight months. TASTING NOTES: The wine is viscous and dark purple, it is showing classic varietal qualities of plums, cherries, cloves and homemade jam, balanced by subtle s
Item code: 7290004494636
Region:
15.90 €
Ex Tax: 13.14 €
Dalton D Petit Syrah
Petite Syrah
Petite Sirah is the result of cooperation between winemaker and grower who together shaped a young vineyard which resulted in this fine wine. This 10 year old vineyard is located on the costal plain close to Gadera and we have been working with it over the past 3 years and fine-tuning the viticulture every year. WINEMAKING: The grapes were selectively picked in mid-September. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of
Item code: 7290004494063
Region: shimshon
15.90 €
Ex Tax: 13.14 €
Dalton D Pinot Gris Unoaked
Pinot Gris
REGION: The grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Misgav in the Galilee Pan Handle. The vineyard is planted at an altitude of 750 meters on a steep northeastern facing slope. The soil is red clay and very stony. The vineyard was planted in 2010.   WINEMAKING: The lot was hand picked in two stages during the month of August. The wine was fermented mainly in steel tanks with a small portion fermenting in second use barrels. The components were aged for four months before b
Item code: 7290014503151
Region:
14.80 €
Ex Tax: 12.23 €
Dalton Red Canaan Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Shiraz
WINEMAKING: Red Canaan is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Petit Sirah and Shiraz, which vary in proportion from year to year. Close proximity to the winery allowed for immediate crushing and fermenting. The colour of the wine is extracted by a rigorous regime of pumping over and warm fermentation. TASTING NOTES: Canaan is an easy drinking medium-bodied red wine with sweet fruit, with notes of black pepper, cherries and plums, low tannins and soft vanilla tones. This is a wine with
Item code: 7290004494100
Region: Upper Galilee
10.40 €
Ex Tax: 8.60 €
Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Dalton Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was aged for 15 months in small oak barrels. the grapes are from the finest vineyards in Galilee. the wine is showing intensely complex fruit characters with hints of mint and chocolate, the palate is soft and luscious. serve at room temperature.  
Item code: 729001450316
Region: Upper Galilee
29.50 €
Ex Tax: 24.38 €
Dalton Reserve Merlot
Merlot
WINEMAKING: Merlot sourced from the vineyards of Kerem Ben Zimra, was selectively harvested in late September and earlyOctober. After a warm fermentation and traditional cap wetting methods the wine was pressed out and racked into new French oak barrels.  After the completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was stored in the barrel for just over one year. TASTING NOTES: The Merlot is a dark, rich wine, with sweet fruit and soft tannins, showing the classic varietal qualities of plu
Item code: 7290004494933
Region: Upper Galilee
26.50 €
Ex Tax: 21.90 €
Dalton Rosé
Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
WINEMAKING: Rosé is a blush wine made from barbera, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. The red grapes are brought into the winery at the end of the summer and after crushing allowed to sit on their skins for a few hours before pressing, resulting in a light pink juice. This pink juice was cold fermented for three weeks in order to preserve as much of the character of the wine as possible. Fermentation was stopped early by freezing so that some residual sugar would remain. TASTING NOTES: The w
Item code: 7290004494384
Region: Upper Galilee
12.90 €
Ex Tax: 10.66 €
Dalton Safsufa Cabernet Sauvignon - Mevushal
Cabernet Sauvignon
he grapes for this wine were harvested in late September early October. After secondary fermentation the wine was transferred to two and three year old French and American oak barrels, where it was allowed to mature for nearly a year.   Once ready the wine was blended and bottled for your enjoyment. This quality wine has undergone the minimum levels of filtration, in order to preserve as much of the character as possible.   TASTING NOTES: Safsufa Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich
Item code: dalton2
Region: Upper Galilee
16.50 €
Ex Tax: 13.64 €
Dalton Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
For many years one vineyard in the Dalton portfolio has consistently proven itself to be exceptional. The wine made from this site is most singular in character and of exceptional quality. The logo on the label represents a eucalyptus leaf, which expresses the essence of the wine and the vineyard from which it came. WINEMAKING: The grapes are selectively picked in late September. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels
Item code: 7290004494070
Region: Upper Galilee
31.90 €
Ex Tax: 26.36 €