Agur Winery lies near the Biblical Elah Valley, nestling in the fertile hills of Judea. From the vineyards, Ein Kerem and Givat Yeshayashu, the winery produces a limited variety of artisan, crafted wines, each of which expresses a sense of place and authenticity in different ways. The concept of vineyard expression is particularly intriguing and challenging for the winery team.
Agur Winery was established in 1999 by Shuki Yashuv, a craftsman, cabinet maker and winemaker, and one of the pioneers of the Judean wine region. Since the end of 2020, the winery has undergone a process of renewal with the addition of new partners. Elad Katz, a local resident, who was CEO of Domaine du Castel and previously worked in the Ministry of Finance and for the Rothschild Foundation; and winemaker Eyal Drory, who studied in Piedmont and had broad experience working for a number of wineries in Italy, Crete and Israel.
The unique connection and friendship between the three has been forged after many years of being friends and neighbors. They each share a love and deep respect for ‘craft, word and place.’ The joy of creation, ongoing friendship and the pursuit of excellence, lead and guide Agur Winery’s team on a journey, that ends in the bottle that the wine lover enjoys.