“We are looking to lower our impact on the environment as much as we can. We strongly believe that keeping nature’s balance and working sustainably is the right way to go. We have found that FAIR'N GREEN matches our philosophy and our goals. They have helped us with measuring our environmental impact compared to other wineries worldwide and continue to support us towards our goal of becoming a fully sustainable estate winery.”
- Tzora Vineyards
The wine estate Tzora Vineyards is situated in the Judean Hills in Israel. It was founded in 1993 by winemaker Ronnie James.
Ronnie James’ connection to the land was established early in life at various agricultural schools. His affinity to vines began some 50 years ago when he was asked to take over responsibility for Kibbutz Tzora’s long established vineyard. His love affair with wine began when he first tasted a wine made by a winery which purchased Tzora’s crop. Immediately, he decided to begin making his own wines. As the Israeli pioneer of Terroir, James was awarded the “Eshkol Hazahav” (Golden Bunch) award for his remarkable contribution to Israel’s wine culture.
His son Dor James is a part of the winery’s team since its establishment in 1993 and has been serving as the Vineyard Manager since 2005. His ambition is to capture and enhance the superb quality of the grapes.
Eran Pick was stationed as part of a training session of his unit in Mayen on the Mosel. During a trip he discovered his passion for the wine that never left him. He completed his B.Sc. degree in Viticulture and Enology with Highest Honors at the University of California, Davis. Since 2016, he is the first Israeli Master of Wine. Eran Pick joined Tzora Vineyards’ team in 2006, following a few training periods at wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Barossa and Bordeaux. He is the General Manager of Tzora Vineyards.