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Vortman Winery

23 Ofakim, Haifa. Israel

Phone / WhatsApp:

0547-522-221

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WARNING: Contains alcohol - avoid excessive drinking

Our Story

Winery from

Mt. Carmel

Vortman winery was founded in 2003 in Haifa city, with the planting of 'Netiv Ofakim' vineyard. In the beginning, wine making was done in the house basement and after a few years of steady growth a modern winery was built in downtown Haifa. From the first day our aim was to make local wine from organic grapes we grow ourselves, only in Mt. Carmel wine region.

Organic Viticulture

All our vineyards are grown organically for over 10 years. Seeing the results in the vigor and health of the vines, and in the quality and taste of the wines made us  begin in 2019 a full certification process for organic vineyards & wines under the supervision of 'Agrior' company.

Unique wine region

The roots of Vortman Winery are well planted in Mt. Carmel soil, where wine has been grown for more than 3,000 years. Many wine presses carved in the limestone bedrock can be still seen.

Shfeya Valley is a unique sub-area in the Carmel region in terms of geological richness and weather conditions. For these reasons, we chose to plant all our vineyards there.

Winemaking

Our winemaking combines tradition and modern methods. Fermentation is done in small open containers, manual mixing and the use of a basket press.

​The winery has a wine lab that allows us to accurately monitor the production processes and the aging of wines.

All our wines made according to organic and vegan standards.

Vineyards & winery team

Avi Lahat

Wine grower and winery worker, coming from a family of farmers. Joined the team in 2015 and since then he is the 'engine' of the vineyard work. Never afraid of hard labor and long hours, a dedicated worker with love and connection to the land and soil. Avi also works in the winery with the rest of the team.

Lior Suzan

Head of viticulture.

in charge of the vineyards, growing methods, organic & biologic farming and finding solutions for sustainable viticulture. Lior is a man of many talents, a main partner in wine production and our photographer and graphic designer, of wine labels, ads and internet site.

Elad Cohen

Sales & marketing manager. In charge of costumer service, private and wholesale. 

When needed, Elad is recruited to vineyard & winery work, so he knows well the process of wine growing, has a broad knowledge about the wine world and full confidence about the products he's selling.

Odelia Vortman

Owner, office, events & visits. Odelia is part of the winery from it's very beginning, learned to love and know well the wine world on the fly.

Odelia is part of all the wine growing and wine making processes, represents the winery locally & abroad and in charge of arranging visits to our tasting room in Haifa.

Hai Vortman

Owner, wine-grower and wine-maker. The man behind the idea & vision of Vortman winery. From the start it was clear - wine is first of all connection to the soil and to Mt. Carmel area. working in the vineyards, planting & growing vines are main part of Hai's work as a winemaker, which continues in the winery.

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