Nahal Boker Farm in Negev Highlands
The Boker Valley Vineyards Farm was established in 1999 as part of the “Negev Farmstead Project” on the so-called “Wine-route in the Negev”, initiated by the Israeli authorities.
Founders and owners are Moshe and Hilda Zohar. Moshe born in Eilat and Hilda in the Netherlands. Their love for the Negev desert, was the main reason to settle here.
In summer 1999 the vineyards were planted on ancient terraces, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties for high quality wine production. The vineyards are located at 500 m. above sea level. The winter cold and the summer dryness provide an ideal climate for growing wine grapes and its isolated location together with a special wind regime, gives a unique climate for cultivating grapes without the use of pesticides. In winter time the vineyards are irrigated with water from the flash floods that occur during rain blessed winters.
The farm works as a family run business, meaning giving it all their energy and love.
Together with the children – Karen, Roy and Guy – the family continuously plants, builds and develops the farm into a pleasant place in a natural environment, to live and to share it with their guests.
In 2007 olive trees, pomegranates and a fruit orchard were planted, grown organically.
During 2013 the family has started an organic vegetables and herbs garden for seasonal vegetables for the family and the breakfast of their guests at the B&B.
Since 2011 a wine cellar has been established at the farm with a wide range of local wines of nine small wineries of the region. Guests and tourists are invited to come and visit, taste and discover the different tastes of our quality wines. In the small wine shop you may find as well other local products such as olive oils, natural soaps, herb mixes, jams etc.
The wine shop is open daily from early morning until sunset.