The Psagot winery was founded in 2003 and has been growing ever since. Planted upon the chalky terraces of the Binyamin region, the Psagot winery and its vineyards are part of a long-established tradition of settlement and winemaking in an area renowned for its exceptional vine-growing conditions.
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Each year, the winery produces more than 350,000 bottles from a range of 11 different wines, 70% of which is exported to dozens of countries worldwide.
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Psagot wines have won prestigious medals and awards worldwide, and they continue to dazzle international judges and audiences alike year after year. In 2018, Psagot Winery has been chosen by World Finance, a London-based publication, as Israel’s top wine producer, in its first annual wine competition that features the magazine’s list of the best brands from 14 of the top wine countries in the world.
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Their winemaking facility and storage chamber, where over 600 barrels are aged each year, are housed inside a gorgeous stone structure overlooking Wadi Qelt and the mountains of Edom. The unique structure is also home to their exciting visitor center, where groups and individuals are invited to take part in guided tours, attend conferences and seminars, and enjoy the sensuous atmosphere, stunning panoramic views, and, of course, some very fine wine – all a short 15-minute drive north of Jerusalem.
Psagot Means Quality
The quality of the grapes in the Psagot vineyard is truly remarkable, and they are used to create their most robust and aromatic wines. The vineyard is planted upon ancient chalk terraces. Individual shafts were drilled for each and every seedling to facilitate the transplantation process. The vine roots penetrate the rock and are rarely irrigated, which enhances the quality of the grapes.
This helps to create richer, more complex wines, such as their signature single-vineyard wine, harvested exclusively from the Psagot vineyard. The low crop yield of roughly 600 kg per decare, the high altitude at 900 meters above sea level, and the snow that covers the vineyard during the winter provide unparalleled conditions for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah varieties.
Psagot White 7 is a blend of all of Psagot’s white varietals, harvested in the sabbatical year. Refreshing and juicy with an elegant bouquet and long finish, this low-alcohol wine is great on its own on a hot summer’s day. It is also a fantastic choice for pairing with Mediterranean delicacies. The wine was launched with a social goal in mind: to offer our customers high-quality wine at a reasonable price. The wine bears kedushat sheviit from the Otzar Beis Din of Gush Etzion.
Psagot Viognier is a distinct varietal wine, made from Viognier grapes harvested from mature vineyards south of Jerusalem. The wine is balanced, aromatic, rich, full-bodied, and mildly alcoholic.
Psagot Rosé is a blend of red varietalsgrown in vineyards north of Jerusalem, harvested just at the right stage of maturity. Psagot Rosé is crisp and refreshing, with a mineral flavor, elegant body, and bouquet of flowers, citrus, and forest fruit – which makes it perfect for pairing with a good meal.
Psagot Prat – a Port style wine made from a unique blend of high quality grapes. In keeping with Port making tradition the fermentation is arrested through the addition of alcohol so as to preserve the natural sweetness of the wine. The wine is aged in French oak barrels under the Mediterranean sun. this process brings out exquisite flavors and aromas in the wine.
Sinai is an exceptional and straightforward blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, two complementing varietals. This refreshing, fruity, and balanced wine is characterized by a velvety texture and long finish.
Psagot Red 7 is a blend of all of Psagot’s red varietals, harvested in the sabbatical year. This wine is bold, powerful, and fruity. Black, red, and purple fruit, with hints of green, and a tight, compact body. The wine is wonderful on its own, and goes well with slow-cooked stews and deep flavors. The wine was launched with a social goal in mind: to offer our customers high-quality wine at a reasonable price. The wine bears kedushat sheviit from the Otzar Beis Din of Gush Etzion.
Psagot Shiraz is characterized by a rich, medium body, velvety texture, tones of red and black fruit, aromas of black pepper, a subtle, spicy bouquet, and hints of vanilla to complement the fruit flavors. The wine has a deep plum tint, with a rich, long, spicy finish.
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