The Winemaker

Doron Rav Hon studied viticulture in Bourgogne, France.

He graduated his apprentice’s period at Domaine Jacques Prieur, in an area known for its outstanding white wines, and completed specialization in sparkling wines and Chardonnay in France’s Champagne and Chablis regions.

 

Rav Hon has become a respected well-known winemaker during the past years through his dedicated and professional work in Israel. The white wines that he has created have earned international recognition:

  • Stuart Pigott, international Riesling expert: SPHERA’s Riesling 2013 is one of the best 5 in the world!  No. 1 in the Medium-Dry category (December 2014)
  • First entrance (2 stars) to the famous Hugh Johnson international wine guide (October 2014)
  • The New Israeli Wine Guide by Israeli experts Yair Gat and Gal Zohar: White signature Sphera 2012 and Sauvignon Blanc Sphera 2013 are both among TOP 10 whites in Israel  (September 2014)
  • Julia Harding (MW), at Jancis Robinson: “These wines represent an exciting start for this gifted winemaker”.

 

“A friend said to me once –

‘I have had the opportunity to hear you speak about wine, but when you talk about white wine, your eyes literally sparkle’.

It’s true. There is something about white wine that excites me every time anew. The purity, exactness and the challenge to create it differently each time.

Our winery encompasses everything that I love as a winemaker.”