In 1882, Michael and Malka Chamiletzki first set foot upon the land of Zichron Yaacov, after emigrating from Lithuania. He was chosen by Baron Edmund de Rothschild to plant and develop vineyards in the area. The family settled in nearby Shefeya, which is today surrounded by numerous vineyards, and began to cultivate the earth. In 1925, the family hosted the famous poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik. In honor of their warm hospitality, the poet proposed a new, Hebrew family name: “Tishbi” – an acronym standing for “a resident of Shefeya in Israel”. At the beginning of the 80s, the wine industry underwent a severe crisis and the price of grapes dropped drastically. As a result of the crisis, the family decided to open a small winery of their own. At first, the winery was named “Baron Wine cellars”, after the Baron de Rothschild, and was later changed to “Tishbi”.
Tishbi Vineyards Estate Sauvignon Blanc is crafted from the more mature vines of their Kfar Tavor vineyard, which yield smaller quantities of grapes reflecting a concentrated fruit aroma. This wine is produced from the gently pressed, superior first free-run juice of the grapes. After undergoing a gradual and supervised fermentation, the wine is fermented for three weeks at a low temperature in stainless steel vats followed by its stabilizing process and malolactic fermentation. The result is a crisp, dry white wine that is rich in herbal aromas and lush fruit flavors. Kosher for Passover.
Product of Israel
Alcohol by Volume: 13%