Gush Etzion Winery

Unassuming winemakers producing superior wines...
One of Israeli’s premier wine magazines describes winery owners Shraga and Tamar Rosenberg “… as if they don’t belong to the wine scene. They appear as if they apologize for entering the competitive game of wine making, but the fact is that as soon as they entered this game they always seem to win.”

Gush Etzion is located in the Judean region, situated south of Jerusalem, at one of the highest altitudes in Israel. This area has been recognized for thousands of years for wine growing. The climate, differences in day and night temperatures, chalky soil, the sloping vineyards, and altitude of over 900 meters above sea level, create ideal conditions for wine growing.

Currently, approximately 120 acres of grape vines were grown from a range of varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot,
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Rousanne, and Viognier.
Spring River Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2010
Spring River Semi-dry White 2013
SPRING RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON-MERLOT 2010Full-bodied Bordelaise blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French barriques showing gently mouth-coating tannins and a subtle note of spicy cedarwood revealing currant, blackberries and earthy notes.

Rogov score 89
Recipient of the Terravino Gold Medal, 'Top 18 Reds $25 and under' by The Jewish Week
Spring River Semi-dry White 201228% Gewurztraminer, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Viognier, 17% Roussanne, 15% Chardonnay.
A half dry blend, light gold in color, deeply floral, opening with generous tropical and citrus fruits, those going on to quince and green apple.

Top White Wines $18 and over by The Jewish Week
SPRING RIVER SYRAH-MOURVEDRE 2012 65% Syrah, 35% Mourvedre. Hand-picked grapes from Judean Hills. Barrel aged 12 months in French Oak, lightly filtered, then bottle aged for 2 years. Medium bodied with soft tannins, flavors of mature fruit and spices, and balanced acidity for a well-balanced wine.

Lone Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011
Lone Oak Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010
Lone Oak Sauvignon Blanc 2013
The wine is aged for 19 months in oak barrels until attaining a flavor that is complex, and at the same time elegant, with fragrances of cassis and berries. Deep, dark red, toward black. Intense aroma, dominated by ripe carob and pecan. Full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish with subtle fruit.

Rogov score 90, 'Top 18 Israeli wines and Top 18 Reds over $25' by The Jewish Week
Cabernet Franc Medium to full-bodied, reflecting its 14 months in Oak with generous soft tannins and notes of spicy Oak. On first attack, plums, tar and minerals, those yielding comfortably to notes of dried cherries, black currants, and hint of mint.

Rogov score 90
One of the vineyard's premier wines
SAUVIGNON BLANCGolden straw in color, light and fragrant with generous melon, peach, nectarine and lemon fruits highlighted by notes of freshly picked herbs. Juicy and refreshing.

Rogov score 88

Top White Wines $18 and over by The Jewish Week

Blessed Valley Red 2007
Blessed Valley White 2011
Blessed Valley Red 2007A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, showing dark garnet with a note of adobe brick. Oak-aged for 20 months, demonstrating full body with firm tannins and generous spicy wood. Opens to reveal black and red berries, cassis, and notes of freshly picked Mediterranean herbs, all on a light earthy background.

Rogov score 90
Rated one of top 10 wines by Israeli Wine Gourmet magazine
Blessed Valley White33% Chardonnay, 67% Viognier Picked from a low yield vineyard, and matured in French oak barrels for 10 months. Fragrances of banana, peach and apricot.