Shvo Vineyards is an estate winery located in Jish (Gush Halav) in the Upper Galilee region in the north of Israel. The vineyard is planted nearby, on top of a hill at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, in the heart of a natural oak forest, overlooking Mt. Meron. Thanks to the vineyard’s unique location, on the western edge of the Upper Galilee, it benefits both from the Upper Galilee’s typical agreeable weather, and from the tempering effect of the western winds blowing from the Mediterranean sea. The soil, exceptional for the region, is a gravelly flint (silex) clay, reminiscent of some of the most exciting soils in the Loire Valley. The vineyard spreads over approximately 100 dunams (10 hectares / 25 acres). It is mainly planted with Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Barbera for the reds, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc for the whites. The vineyard is cultivated using Sustainable Viticulture practices: no chemical herbicides are applied, advanced biological pest management techniques are used, and spraying is reduced to a minimum. Grenache and Mourvedre are trained to “Gobelet”, just like their kin in France and Spain.