Tura Winery. Patience and inspiration.
Much attention is now being paid to the type of soil in the vineyard, the angle of incidence of sunlight, wind direction and strength, climate and microclimate, the location of the vineyard above sea level, and the impact of all these parameters on grapes and wines. The higher the trees are, the lower the air temperature and the more intense the influence of the sun’s rays. For the most part, vineyards are established at an altitude not exceeding 1,000 meters above sea level – above this mark, the cold has a negative effect on grape ripening.
The Vinyards of the Tura winery are among the highest quality vineyards in Israel. They are characterized by a unique and rare trouar, as well as an ideal climate. The combination of these conditions is ensured by the location of the vineyard in a mountainous area, at an altitude of 850 meters, which is open to the west winds. The fog that envelops the vineyard until the late morning hours, the local climate (16 degrees on a summer night combined with 98% humidity, -4 degrees in winter, sometimes with snow) and the rocky terra rossa soil provide an unparalleled quality that has become a household name both in Samaria and in all of Israel. It is the difference in temperature, which occurs at high altitude, that produces the desired effect: the taste of the berries becomes more intense, the aroma and the coloration intensify, which affects the quality of the wines and allows for a whole bouquet of accentuated flavors.
The first vineyards in Bracha Vered and Erez Ben-Saadon were planted in 1997. In the first phase, 20 square kilometers of land were used. The creation of the vineyards continues to this day. Collectively, the Tura winery owns 560 square kilometers of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Viognier varieties.