Cremisan Sandwiched in between Israeli apartment blocks and Palestinian luxury villas lies the monastery of Cremisan, an almost forgotten landmark.
Cremisan is on the border between the West Bank and Jerusalem, with the main building officially in Jerusalem and the storeroom on the other side of the parking lot in the West Bank. The long winding road to the monastery is just past one of the coordinating offices between Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy.
almost at the entrance to Cremisan, does one have the feeling of isolation and rural beauty associated with the monastery.
The main monastery building, which dates from the last century, has stone floors, worn shiny with use and scrubbing, and high arched ceilings. The walls are several meters thick, providing defense against winter chill and summer heat. Prominently pictured on walls throughout are Pope John Paul II and Don Bosco, founder of the Silesian order, to which the monastery belongs.
The main attraction for the ordinary visitor is the wine cellar with its high arched stone ceilings, is filled with oak casks of aging wine and brandy and adjoining shop, which is located a few hundred meters beyond the monastery building.
Our grapes are vintaged from three Religious communities vineyards; one of them is located on the plain by the Mediterranean sea, the second one is on the Palestinian at 300m. above sea level and the third is at 750m. on the Judean mountains , these grapes turn out to become our red ,white ,sweet ,dry ,sparkling wine ant natural wine distillates.
The headed Salesian Community wine producer since 1885,has been in the wine trade for over a century produced by the resident Italian Priests
As far as quality is concerned ,we are pleased to inform you that from vintage to sale ,all processing works are done in our convent at CREMISAN under the direct control of our expert and specialized Salesian Brothers. Our wines stand high in our Clients flavour for their natural, agreeable ,full-bodied relishing flavour .
Cremisan also most famous for its first class production of olive oil, which can also be tasted and bought at the monastery