Several farms have recently been established in the mountains of the Negev within the framework of the unique project known as “The Wine Route in the Negev.” The objective of this project is to reconstruct the agriculture and life style that once existed along the Spice Route in ancient times.
Hannah and Eyal Izrael, the founders of Carmey Avdat, have planted their vineyard on the ancient terraces that are part of the ruins of a 1,500-year-old agricultural settlement. The vineyard is irrigated with water from the flash-floods that occur each winter in the Negev mountains.
The winter cold and the summer dryness provide an ideal climate for growing wine grapes and served as the basis for he wine industry that existed here in ancient times.
The wine presses and wine cellars that were excavated in the ancient Nabbatean city of Avdat are evidence of a wine industry that existed here in ancient times, and that the produce was marketed to the Nabbatean capital of Petra and other places in the surrounding region.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown on the farm are harvested by hand, and attention is devoted to every detail during the winemaking process. The wines of Carmey Avdat acquire a unique desert aroma, making them choice vintage varieties.
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