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Tzora Vineyards
Winemaker: Eran Pick
Vineyard Manager: Dor James
Managing Partner: Uri Ran
Consultant: Jean-Claude Berrouet, Technical Director of Chateau Pétrus

Terroir, “the sense of place” is expressed merely in noble wines. The color, aroma and flavor of wine are all influenced by the vineyard’s soil and climate. The great quality and diversity of our three vineyards ensures a rich palette of flavors and complexities that are expressed in our wines.

Ronnie James, the founder of Tzora Vineyards, had spent years to allocate the finest terroirs in the Judean Hills, west of Jerusalem. Today, Tzora Vineyards owns several vineyards; Shoresh and Neve Ilan, each with varying soils and meso-climates.

The Judean Hills rise sharply from the coastal plain, and exhibit ideal growing conditions for growing wine grapes. Man made terraces cling to this rugged area in a multitude of directions as they follow the contours of the steep slopes. Cold winters, sharp temperature drop during the short summer nights and early morning summer mists, as well as variations in soils from rocky limestone outcrops to ones rich in minerals, all contribute to the character, the balance and the great longevity of the wines.

The team work very hard in the vineyard and do minimal intervention in the winery, finding the correct balance for each plot in the vineyard. They grow 80 acres in three vineyards of different Terroirs.

In order to achieve this balance they also use two main tools: Differentiation and Selection - to merely select the best fruits: by shoot thinning, green harvest, and thorough clusters and berry sorting.

Who is the wonderful team at Tzora Vineyards?

Eran Pick, the dedicated winemaker:

Eran Pick completed his B.S degree in Viticulture and Enology with Highest Honors at the University of California, Davis. He holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma, which provides professional knowledge of wine evaluation. Pick joined Tzora Vineyards' team in 2006, following a few training periods at wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Barossa and Bordeaux.

 

Jean-Cloude Berrouet, wine consultant:

Jean-Claude Berrouet is a French winemaker. World-renowned in his field, he is best known for his work with Jean Pierre Moueix at the famous Chateau Petrus and Dominus Estate, also owned by the Moueix family. He is considered to be "arguably one of the world's most revered and most expensive wines." He is known for making wines of great subtlety and nuance.

 

Ronnie James (1945-2008), vinter, founder and winemaker.

Ronnie James attachment to the land was established early in life at various agricultural schools. His affinity to vines began some 30 years ago when he was asked to take over responsibility for Tzora's long established vineyard. His love affair with wine began when he first tasted a wine made by a winery which purchased Tzora's crop. Immediately, he decided to begin making his own wines.

James viewed the wine through the vines and weaved the various components together with an artist's touch. He studied the behavior of the vines, analyzed weather conditions, took calculated risks – and ultimately followed his own instincts.

As the Israeli pioneer of terroir, James was awarded the "Eshkol Hazahav" (Golden Bunch) award for his remarkable contribution to Israel's wine culture. Sadly, he passed away in April 2008.

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80.00 € 69.00 €
Ex Tax: 57.02 €
Tzora Vineyard - Misty Hills Vintage 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon,Syrah
Misty Hills is produced only in excellent vintages from the winery’s best vineyard plots. The wine’s name is a tribute to the morning mists that often lie upon our vineyards. These mists form as warm air from the Mediterranean collides with cool air descending from the mountains. Planted in stony soils along the slopes of the Judean Hills, our vineyards are uniquely located to take advantage of this climatic phenomenon. Misty Hills 2012 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah grape
Item code: 040647
Region: Judean Hills
150.00 €
Ex Tax: 123.97 €
Tzora Vineyard - Misty Hills Vintage 2010
Blend
Misty Hills is produced only in excellent vintages from the winery’s best vineyard plots.  The wine’s name is a tribute to the morning mists that often lie upon our vineyards. These mists form as warm air from the Mediterranean collides with cool air descending from the mountains. Planted in stony soils along the slopes of the Judean Hills, our vineyards are uniquely located to take advantage of this climatic phenomenon. Misty Hills 2010 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syra
Item code: 044190
Region: Judean Hills
120.00 €
Ex Tax: 99.17 €
Tzora Vineyard - Misty Hills Vintage 2011
Blend
Misty Hills is produced only in excellent vintages from the winery’s best vineyard plots. The wine’s name is a tribute to the morning mists that often lie upon our vineyards. These mists form as warm air from the Mediterranean collides with cool air descending from the mountains. Planted in stony soils along the slopes of the Judean Hills, our vineyards are uniquely located to take advantage of this climatic phenomenon. Misty Hills 2011 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah
Item code: 044190
Region: Judean Hills
100.00 €
Ex Tax: 82.64 €
Tzora Vineyard - Misty Hills Vintage 2013
Blend
Misty Hills is produced only in excellent vintages from the winery’s best vineyard plots.  The wine’s name is a tribute to the morning mists that often lie upon our vineyards. These mists form as warm air from the Mediterranean collides with cool air descending from the mountains. Planted in stony soils along the slopes of the Judean Hills, our vineyards are uniquely located to take advantage of this climatic phenomenon. Misty Hills 2013 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syra
Item code: 044190
Region: Judean Hills
80.00 €
Ex Tax: 66.12 €
Tzora Vineyard Judean Hills Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
Judean Hills represents the local Terroir of our Vineyards in Judean Hills. This wine is made from selected plots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grown on old terraces with top-soil of limestone rich in minerals. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, this wine has wonderful suave texture and complex aromatic profile of dark fruit and hint of earthiness. The finish is fine and fairly long. Judean Hills is ready to drink now and will keep improving in the bottle in the next
Item code: 7290013624031
Region: Judean Hills
25.00 €
Ex Tax: 20.66 €
Tzora Vineyards Shoresh Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
The grapes of Shoresh 2014 are sourced from small blocks of rocky soil from our estate grown Shoresh Vineyard. On this shallow and poor soil the vines strive for nutrition, which results in concentrated grapes with an array of flavors. This is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Syrah (43%), and Petit Verdot (4%) showing flavors of dark fruit and spices. The wine shows beautiful and harmonious texture. Shoresh 2014 was bottled after an aging period of 16 months in French oak barriques.
Item code: 7290013624048
Region: Judean Hills
32.50 €
Ex Tax: 26.86 €
Tzora Vineyards Shoresh Red - Vintage 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
The grapes of Shoresh 2010 are sourced from small blocks of rocky soil from our estate grown Shoresh Vineyard. On this shallow and poor soil the vines strive for nutrition, which results in concentrated grapes with an array of flavors. This is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot showing a velvety texture, flavors of dark fruit, spices, and a long finish. Shoresh 2010 was bottled after an aging period of 16 months in French oak barriques. Shoresh 2010 is a result of a joint wo
Item code: 7290013624048
Region: Judean Hills
50.00 €
Ex Tax: 41.32 €
Tzora Vineyards Shoresh Red - Vintage 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
The grapes of Shoresh 2010 are sourced from small blocks of rocky soil from our estate grown Shoresh Vineyard. On this shallow and poor soil the vines strive for nutrition, which results in concentrated grapes with an array of flavors. This is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot showing a velvety texture, flavors of dark fruit, spices, and a long finish. Shoresh 2010 was bottled after an aging period of 16 months in French oak barriques. Shoresh 2010 is a result of a joint wo
Item code: 7290013624048
Region: Judean Hills
44.00 €
Ex Tax: 36.36 €
Tzora Vineyards Shoresh Red - Vintage 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
The grapes of Shoresh 2010 are sourced from small blocks of rocky soil from our estate grown Shoresh Vineyard. On this shallow and poor soil the vines strive for nutrition, which results in concentrated grapes with an array of flavors. This is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot showing a velvety texture, flavors of dark fruit, spices, and a long finish. Shoresh 2010 was bottled after an aging period of 16 months in French oak barriques. Shoresh 2010 is a result of a joint wo
Item code: 7290013624048
Region: Judean Hills
38.00 €
Ex Tax: 31.41 €