Ashkar Winery is a boutique winery located on a pastoral hill in Kofor Yasif village. The winery was founded in 2010 as a continuation of a long tradition, started by the family homeland village Iqrit, which is surrounded by dozens of antique presses that were used for making wine from grapes growing in the region.
Our wines are strictly produced according to the ‘Old World’ style of winemaking, with minimum intervention in the process of fermentation and improvement in wooden barrels until bottling. The tradition of winemaking has been passed down within the Ashkar family from generation to generation until 1948; and was revived with the establishment of Ashkar winery in 2010.
The Ashkar Winery vineyards are located in the area of Iqrit village; the place with the best climate conditions in the Upper Galilee. The rich terra rossa soils in the valley, combined with the chalky land on the proximal mountains in the area, provides ideal conditions for growth of high quality wine grapes.
Nemi Ashkar is from the second generation of the displaced community of Iqrit village. He grew up hearing stories about the exile of his ancestors
The Chardonnay grapes were picked from a mature vineyard lying at the foot of Mount Miron in the Upper Galilee. Our full bodied Chardonnay offers delicate yet bright aromatics and flavours of green apple, lemongrass and honey.
This classic wine is well structured with ample richness and depth, accented with the woodiness of toasted oak and the sweet aromas of black currant, plum, and vanilla.
Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this fresh wine is characterized with the tartness of citrus, floral notes of rose petals and the fruitiness of strawberries and fresh plums.
This elegant and fresh wine is characterized with the flavours of citrus fruit, grassy notes, minerals and hints of sweet sourness on the palate.
DOER is a great blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and hints of Shiraz. The grapes were handpicked from a vineyard in the village area of Iqrit. This full bodied red wine is well balanced and is characterized by it’s rich fruity flavours of black berries and toasted oak.