At the foot of the Yehiam Fortress in the Western Galilee, 10 minutes east of Nahariya, an hour and a half north of Tel Aviv, one third of an eastern turn to France, half a turn west of California, lies the Abaya winery.
Abaya Winery was founded in 2006 by Yossi Yodfat, following an idea of combining a productive, creative and environmentally friendly way of life. "Abaya" is the local name given by local residents to the ridge that descends from the Druze village of Yanuch down to the ecological village Clil – the scenery from the winery's balcony, dotted with many olive groves.
Abaya is not just a winery. It is a way of life. It is our way of living according to the things we believe in, our way of advancing the issues that we hold dear and the things that we take to be the ones really important. Things like local produce, the environment, freethought and creativity. All these are expressed in the winemaking way we chose, the natural winemaking way.
Year after year, plot after plot, we progressed in this way in the vineyards and our winery.
Today, all our vineyards are cultivated in an environmentally friendly manner, with great emphasis on rehabilitation and soil enrichment.
In the winery, in order to produce complex wines that will best reflect the vineyard in which they grew, all of our wines are fermented by wild yeast. In addition, in order to preserve their richness and vitality, they undergo no filtering or fining at all, and add nothing to them apart from a tiny amount of sulfur dioxide.
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