Or HaGanuz Winery Har Sinai White 2010
This unique white wine dessert is produced from Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes, exposed to the sun in a focused process before the harvest and harvested late in the season to intensify the concentrated fruit flavors and emphasize the character of the varietals. The wine has been aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Viognier grapes. 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. "Wine is like a person: from birth it grows in the vineyard, in youth it is vibrant, at maturity it stabilizes into a frame—the barrel—and with age it improves and is always gratifying."