Hillel’s Winery In The Dessert

The vineyard was planted in 2012 near Mitzpe Ramon. Our vision was to grow wine grapes in the heart of the desert out of a belief in the strengthening of the Negev through Hebrew agriculture and labor.  I make wine from my grapes at “Forat Winery. On October 7th, I was drafted into service and during the time (40 days)  I was away, my wine production had no supervision.  The loan helps with working capital and allows me to continue growing.

My impact loan status:

$6,556 / $13,607
Meet Hillel Porath

Micro lending, Macro Impact

We grow and market quality grapes to leading wineries in the Negev. I make wine from my grapes at “Forat Winery.” On October 7th, I was drafted into service, and during the 40 days I was away, my wine production had no supervision. The loan helps with working capital and gives me the opportunity to continue growing.

My business - My spark

The vineyard was planted in 2012 near Mitzpe Ramon. Our vision was to grow wine grapes in the heart of the desert out of a belief in the strengthening of the Negev through Hebrew agriculture and labor. We grow and market quality grapes to leading wineries in the Negev. I make wine from my grapes at “Forat Winery.

A few more words

Hillel Porat, 37 years old, married with three children, I am a farmer and vintner. I cultivate a vineyard in the desert, driven by a profound belief in fortifying the Negev through Hebrew agriculture and labor. I  firmly hold that agriculture, particularly in the heart of the desert, remains the cornerstone of Zionism and our rightful connection to the land.

Israel is at war

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