History with a Personal Touch – Establishing a Boutique Winery

“If this land has agriculture, this land is our homeland” 
(Moshe Smilansky, one Israel’s first agriculturalists)

“Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!”
(Benjamin Franklin)

In 2012, after many years of wine production on a small scale we decided to establish a winery to create quality boutique wines.

We chose to focus on producing red wine with a classic French and Italian orientation while combining varieties. The varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the Bin Nun vine-yard, to which we add Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Sangiovese grapes, from leading vintners in the Upper Galilee and Judean hills.

The wine is produced in a meticulous process that begins in stainless steel tanks brought from Italy and continues with traditional aging and enhancement in French oak barrels. The use of natural production processes allows us to turn the grape must into fine wine of high quality.

Our Vision and Guiding Principles

The Vision

To produce unique and harmonious quality local wine, that awakens passion and joie de vivre.

Guiding Principles

Our passion for excellent quality, tasty and interesting wine serves us as a guide and a compass along our journey.

Passion – Our love for delicious food, bon viveur, inspiring music, and of course, excellent wine.

Conviction and Determination – To promote the vision

Quality – Creating unique wines with a clear mark of quality, as if every bottle was meant for us

Professionalism – Work in the Bin Nun Winery is done from a position of great knowledge, attention to minute details, curiosity and a focus on constant learning, as well as innovation and creativity while respecting known wine-making traditions.

Kashrut – Every stage of production is carried out devotedly by religious Jews, supervised by Rabbi Shlomo Naftali of the Gezer Regional Council.

Music and Arts – As musicians who have been playing from childhood, we found our unique and harmonious combination of love for jazz and passion for free improvisation with respect for classic musical tradition. Just as we experience the magic in music and continue to play, learn, and improvise, so our vision at the winery revolves around the passion for producing unique, quality, tantalizing wines. We are committed to producing the best wine with a local identity, elegant and balanced flavor that integrate fruity aromas with delicate, velvety seasoning originating in the oak barrels.

Winemaking in the winery is consistently combined with music, which inspires joie de vivre in everyone. The winery hosts top jazz artists for performances in a series entitled “Jazz in the Vineyard,” which takes place at the winery area and in the vineyard in a magical and intimate atmosphere.