The Assaf winery is situated –like so many other wineries in Israel- in the industrial area of the village. The place is fit out with the latest in stainless steel tanks and other winemaking equipment – including some 150 oak barrels – and of course the most current laboratory equipment. Within a few months the winery, lock, stock and barrel, will move to its new premises, to the other side of the village, next to its vineyards. This will signal the end of an era that began when the father of Oren and the namesake of the winery – Assaf–planted the first vineyards in the year 1990. It then took AssafKedemtill 1998 to create his first wines.The new location will be built on the concept of a “wine village”, the first of its kind in Israel. This concept claims that it is not enough to offer tours of the winery and tastings but that to attract visitors it is necessary to offer a wide range of services and amenities. Out of this it was decided by the Kedem Family that the village will include the winery, a visitor center, a restaurant run by daughter Adi, and guest cabins.
Today the winery produces approximately 43.000 bottles of wine of which 35.000 are red, (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Pinotage, either single variety or blended), 7.000 white (Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc) and 1.000 rose (Zinfandel).
The flagship of the winery, the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008, received a ranking of 92(!) from the late Daniel Rogov. Together with the Shiraz “Caesarea”, the “Four Seasons” Pinotage blend, the “50-50” Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend and the Cabernet Sauvignon “Silver” series they represent a style of winemaking that is characterized by fruity, complex tastes and good aging potential.It is refreshing to see that Assaf is not afraid to take a pioneering role in the Israeli winemaking scene and he was among the first wineries to introduce Pinotage, Chenin Blanc and Zinfandelinto their portfolio.
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