Nestling in the rolling Judean Hills, at an elevation of 1000 meters above sea level, is the city of Hevron. The climate in this region, influenced by the hilly landscape, the cool breezes blowing in from Mediterranean coast and the heat and aridity reaching up from the Negev Desert, makes it one of the most ideal vine growing regions in Israel. The fertile soil in the Hevron hills are blessed with a multitude of grape and olive vines. Hevron was already mentioned in the Bible as an area where the Canaanites cultivated grapes and this is supported by the account of the spies sent by Moses to scout out the land. When they returned they brought with them a large bunch of grapes to indicate the bounty of the land.
The new Hevron Heights Winery in Hevron was the brainchild of a consortium of French supporters of Israel. It was built in the style of a French winery and integrates state-of-the-art wine production technologies with traditional French winemaking techniques. All the winery's equipment, including its grape acceptance system and stainless steel fermentation and preservation tanks, are of the highest quality. The tanks are equipped with automated controls that maintain the desired temperature at all times.
The wine cellar contains 350 French, American and Hungarian oak barrels in which the wine is aged. The winery's operations began with the 2001 harvest with the view to exporting most of its products. The winery currently exports to the United States, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy and China.