SPHERA - Homage To White

With so many wineries. large and small, making every effort to cover the whole spectrum of modern varieties, it is very refreshing to find an experienced and popular winemaker who has ditched this concept to concentrate on just white wines, and even more so, to specialize in a few select varieties that thrive in their unique terroir. Doron Rav Hon studied winemaking in Bourgogne, France, and on his return to Israel served as head winemaker at Ella Vally Vineyards from 2002-2011. Thereafter, Doron and his wife Sima followed their dream and launched SPHERA, a boutique winery specializing in the limited production of fine white wines. A year ago they moved into their new complex at Moshav Giv'a

From Vine To Bottle In Just 100 Years

About an hour from Modena, along winding roads and tucked away in a small village between vineyards, almond groves and farmyards, is an amazing experience I highly recommend that you try for yourselves. At Corte dei Campi Macri, the Leonardi family have been making Modena's balsamic vinegar since 1871 using time-honored methods. They grow and hand-harvest their own Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes, grown in the vineyards that surround their countryside property. They carefully cook the juice in special kettles according to their own recipe for as long as 36 hours to produce the Must that will sit for years in barrels. They age the vinegar for decades to gather intense flavors and textures befo

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