About the team

Uri Ran

Managing Partner

"Today, I better understand the importance of wine's origin - its growing place. It is all about capturing the essence of our vineyards, which are influenced by indefinite number of variables, and crafting unique wines out of them".

In parallel to his previous positions at the high tech industry, Uri discovered the love to the wine world. He imported premium wines from Bordeaux to Israel, and studied wine crafting and production. Uri received his Executive MBA from the Kellogg Recanati School at Northwestern / Tel Aviv Universities, and an honored B.Sc. in Economics from the Tel Aviv University

Jean-Claude Berrouet


"My idea is that together with Tzora Vineyards we wish to develop a wine that tells a sincere, authentic story of the local soil and climate through people who share their passion, ability and experience"

Mr. Berrouet was the preceding Technical Director of Chateau Pétrus. In the picture above he is with his son, Jeff Berrouet, vineyards growing expert.

Eran Pick


"I vividly remember the moment I fell in love with wine. During a vacation in Germany, a friend suggested we visit a small winery in the Mosel. At the winery we were offered a TBA from the 60s. When the wine was poured into the glasses, the wonderful flowery aromas filled the entire room. A true love from the first sight."

Eran Pick completed his B.S degree in Viticulture and Enology with Highest Honors at the University of California, Davis. He holds the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma, which provides professional knowledge of wine evaluation. Pick joined Tzora Vineyards' team in 2006, following a few training periods at wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Barossa and Bordeaux.

Dor James

Vineyard Manager

"I obtain my inspiration from the magnificent vineyards and the nature reserves which surround them".

Dor James is a part of the winery's team since its establishment in 1993, and has been serving as the Vineyard Manager since 2005. His ambition is to capture and enhance the superb quality of the grapes. As an apprentice to Ronnie James, he is a true believer in the concept of terroir.