Neot Semadar Winery
The winery was established in 1990 and it produces up to 10,000 bottles annually. The grapes are from a local vineyard, which is the southernmost vineyard in Israel and the Northern Hemisphere. The wine is produced from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Muscat Canelli varieties. The winery visit includes an explanation on growing desert organic wine grapes, the stages of wine preparation, various and unique types of wine such as the “desert” wines, and wine tastings. The story of the winery and wine production in a desert climate are combined with the story of the place. The visit can be combined with a tour of Neot Semadar. The tour lasts around an hour and a half.
Every day (except Saturdays) at 12:00, as part of the daily tour of Neot Samadar. During the summer, on Sundays and Thursdays also at 18:30. Tours can be arranged in advance at other times by telephone: 054-9798962.
How to get there:
Kibbutz Neot Samadar can be accessed via Road 40, which links Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat. The kibbutz is close to the Shizafon Junction. You can join Road 40 from the direction of the Ketura Junction on Road 90 in the Arava, or from the direction of the Tzihor Junction (the intersection between Road 13 and Road 40), or via Road 12 from the direction of the Sayarim Junction (the intersection of Road 10 and Road 12). Tourist information is available on the Hevel Eilot website: www.eilot.org.il
The information provided is the responsibility of the winery, and correct for the day it is published. We recommend contacting the winery for updated details of opening hours, kosher supervision, and other services. Please immediately inform the Israel Grape and Wine Council of any change in the information and winery details.