Many of the prime vineyards in the drainage basin of the Ella Valley are located in the Haklil Valley and its tributaries. Most of them belong to vintners of Giv`at-Yesha`ayahu, the main wine village in the district of ‘Adulam.
The Janaba vineyard, in which the grapes are grown, is planted at the foot of the lower Janaba ruin on the right side of the Hakhlil Valley, not far from its influx into the Ella Valley.
The vineyard is planted on brown alluvial soil which is fairly light, well drained and leached, poor in free lime and rich in river pebbles.
The vineyard is blessed by a micro-climate characterized by unusually cold nights, even in summer, that contribute to a late ripening of the grapes and to the development of their aroma and color.
Being well rooted, the vineyard now requires minimal irrigation and is fertilized organically. It is rarely ploughed. Winter weeds are shredded along with the pruning waste, so that very little herbicide is used. The use of fungicides and insecticides is also minimal.
The old vineyard was planted in 1996. It consists of 1.25 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon.In 2010 the adjacent plot has been planted with ca. 0.8 ha of Syrah and 0.1 – 0.15 ha. each, of Petit-Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Rousanne.
We offer tours of the vineyard to groups of 10 participants and above, midweek only.