The Wine Makers
The Wine makers
He spent most of that
year shepherding in
Britain and some of it
traveling in Europe.
On these trips, he visited wineries and vineyards, tasted their wines, ate at their restaurants and stayed at their guest houses.
Thus was born his dream: to plant a vineyard, to make wine, to host and to cater.
On returning to Israel, he abandoned shepherding and began guiding tours in the Sinai.
After studying geology, he established the first company offering trekking tours in the Sinai and became an entrepreneur in tourism.
The dream was postponed but not forgotten. Eventually, Gadi and his wife Shula came to Givat-Yeshayahu with the goal to plant a vineyard and to make wine.
After years drinking wine, with an awareness of its appearance, bouquet and flavor, when he decided to produce, he learned how to make wine through books and hands-on practice.
Adam Sternbach was
born and raised with wine
At the age of 9 he took
part in the planting of the Janaba vineyard. At the
age of 12 he participated in the vineyard's first harvest.
Since then, he worked, as much as he could, in the vineyard and in the winery.
With time he became proficient in all types of work, so that he was able to manage the harvests of 2011-14 almost independently.
In the summer of 2014 he graqduated in 'Plant Science' from the department of agriculture of the Hebrew University in Rehovot.
He is currently a graduate student in enology at the university of Geisenheim (Rheigau), Germany.
Emanuel Madar (Manu)
Grew up with wine. In his
parents' home wine was a
part of life.
He first encountered the
world of winemaking on a bartender’s course.
The next summer, he traveled in Switzerland and took part in the harvest at a boutique winery at the foot of the Alps. There he decided to become a winemaker.
When he came back he started working with Gadi, fell in love with the Judean hill country and joined as partner in the winery.
In the next years Manu has graduated in agricultural science in Rehovot and got his master's degree in enology in the University of Bordeaux.
From the end of 2008 to mid 2011 Manu served as manager and head wine maker of the winery.
In the middle of 2011 he announced his intent to get out of the partnership and retired from his post as manager and wine maker.