Fullfilment of a life-long dream

We originally hail from South Africa, but Israel has been home since 1996. In 2006 we headed south to Be'er Milka, in the Negev Highlands.  We had a vision for a vineyard and in 2013 our first planting became a reality. The other interest we had for some years was to plant herbs for making essential oils.


This led to experimenting with essential oils and our results were encouraging.  We started growing small quantities of herbs and producing essential oils from them. And the rest is history:  the Negev Essence brand of essential oils is well established and we are helping people from all over the world with our products.


Boaz and Rina Dreyer

We planted our first vines at the end of the summer of 2012. In May 2013 we had a locust invasion and the entire vineyard of new vines was destroyed. Refusing to surrender to the invasion,  we replanted the vineyard in July 2013.

All praise goes to HASHEM, the one who never slumbers or sleeps, that we were blessed to have our first harvest in the summer of 2016. We planted Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. As we elected to have the Ramat Negev winery produce single vineyard wines for us, the 2016 harvest saw only Shiraz and Merlot being produced  as we were not satisfied with the maturity of the Cabernet. 2017 saw all three varieties being mature enough for single vineyard wines.