Nana Winery was the vision of a pioneer winegrower who saw the desert developing into a unique terroir. Our winemaker, Dana Beny works closely with Kerry Damskey, a winemaking consultant from California who specializes in terroirs with various extreme conditions and the creation of unusual wines. Nana Winery invites you to share our desert experience: Wine. Love. Tradition.
Nana’s vineyards are planted in Mitzpe Ramon on the highest river bed in the Zin Wadi at an elevation of 800 meters above sea level. The loess soil in which it is planted is rich in minerals and the vines benefit from the extreme temperature difference between day and night. The combination of these conditions imbue the grapes with a compelling desert character and quality.
Eran Raz, nicknamed “Nana”, is the winegrower who transformed Mitzpe Ramon into one of the most desired regions from which many boutique wineries acquire their grapes and in 2014 the Nana Winery was established as an estate winery for the production of wine using its own grapes.
Tethys, 2017 – Inky and deep, this wine is a pioneering blend showcasing the potential of desert grapes to make complex wines without heaviness. Cassiopeia, 2017 – Earthy and dense this syrah based wine harmonizes between ripenes of fruit and a lightness of body giving this slightly saline wine a unique edge. Chardonnay, 2018 – Developed and balanced this chardonnay shows elegance and restraint while bringing the full personality of the grape to for. Desert wine FTW.