Kishor Winery is located in the Kibutz Kishorit, a home for adults with special needs. In this community, the members are active contributors, enjoying important work and activities. The winery, Kishor, is an integral part of the community, employing five permanent workers from the Kibutz year round and hiring more for the intense harvest season. These employees host guests in the newly constructed, exquisite visitor’s center, where one may sample, not only the wine grown at Kishor, but also the delicious cheeses, breads, cookies and cakes all made by the members of the community.
Led by Richard Davis, the Professions Manager of the Winery, and Itay Lahat, Oenologist and Wine Expert, the team first planted grapevines in 2007 and had their first harvest in 2010. For such young vineyards, the grapes are extraordinary, no doubt a result from the expertise of Mr. Davis and Mr. Lahat, the dedicated work of all the employees, but also of the particular terroir of the Western Galilee, which contributes to the quality of the grapes. At 500 meters above sea level, the Mediterranean sea breeze shields the vineyards from Israel’s typically hot summer days, keeping this micro-climate warm in the daytime with cooler nights. The Terra Rosa soil has limestone deposits which contain the perfect minerals for growing grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Riesling.