Or HaGanuz Winery Amuka Series – Zuta Single Vineyard 2012
This wine was produced from Northern Galilee Merlot grapes grown in the Zuta vineyard. Lot is only 16,000 sq.m. large, at 2,592 feet above sea lvevel. Soil is mostly terra rossa and a little basalt. The lot sits on an eastern-facing slope with a sharp incline.
Or HaGanuz Winery was founded in 2005 and lies at the foot of Mount Meron in the Or HaGanuz settlement, a collaborative, religious community of Orthodox Jews who have adopted the principle of "working for the common good"—similar to the kibbutz model. The name of both the community and winery, translated from Hebrew, means "Hidden Light" and is derived from Kabbalah, referring to the original light described in the Bible as the first act of creation. The Or HaGanuz vineyards enjoy the unique climate of the Upper Galilee mountains, at a height of 2,259-2,854 feet above sea level, which is optimal for a variety of high-quality grapes.