Every legend has a beginning
35 years after planting an olive grove in the magical Lachish region of Israel, the Tamir family
learned that an ancient Byzantine wine press was discovered on that very same spot. This indicated
fertile soil and a large scale of agricultural activity. Thus a name was chosen: Ptora, as the name
of the ancient city, covered by the sands of time. Ptora farm specializes in growing olives, grapes
and other fruits, producing world class award-winning olive oil of the purest quality, boutique wines
– each with its own unique character, unforgettable crystal clear honey
so rich in taste, and a large variety of other Israeli agriculture based products.
Devoted to nature
The people of Ptora are expert farmers who possess a deep ecological awareness and are
committed to natural growth processes, all to offer passionate food lovers the finest products the
land can yield.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In 1976, the family planted the first olive trees on the farm: there are three varieties – Nabali,
Picual, and Barnea. They are grown naturally, without use of fertilizers and pesticides, and watered
minimally. After the olive harvest, the oil is produced by cold press and then the oil is stored in
barrels for three months, allowing particles – which might cause oxidative damage to the oil – to
sink to the bottom. They are then removed, and so the end-product is high-grade olive oil.
Throughout the whole process, we take great care to keep the oil from exposure to air and light,
thus insuring the finest quality oil.
Nabali is the flagship product of our olive oil series. The olives are grown in the farm’s oldest
groves, planted some 40 years ago. The Nabali is one of the most ancient olive cultivars, and
originated in Nablus. It’s one of the few olives that has never undergone genetic modification.
Our Nabali grove was planted in a rocky plot of land, so all work performed there is by hand, without
machinery, and the trees are never sprayed. Our Nabali olive oil has a rich fruity taste, with peppery
hints that imbue it with a moderate spiciness.
Our Nabali won the gold medal in the 2015 New York Olive Oil Competition (NYOOIC) and was
declared one of the best in the world.
We place our beehives in the fields around the farm. A range of three different honeys is produced,
depending on which flowers the bees feed on, and each one has a distinctive flavor and appearance.
Our honey hand-collected, and does not undergo heating or any artificial intervention. Attesting to
this is the honey’s crystallization in cool weather – proof of its superior quality.
The Ptora Winery
The Ptora winery began producing in 2005. Its white and red wines are produced from grapes
grown in ideal conditions on a small plot off land. The personal care, the soil, and the clean air all
nourish and cultivate our Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines.
The grapes are grown by the family members who pick the grapes at night during August, taking
immense care to preserve the wholenesss and quality of the grapes until they reach the winery.
We perform the whole winemaking process with much love, always with an emphasis on
safeguarding the original taste of the particular type of grape.
Surrender yourself to the irresistible
Wondrous flavors, intoxicating aroma, like you have never experienced before… at least since the
days of the Bible.