Shiki is considered one of Israel’s most respected and recognized winemakers, winning the title of “Best Israeli Winemaker of 2009”. He completed his
undergraduate and graduate studies in agriculture, specializing in vine growing, at the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His winemaking education came from graduate studies at UC Davis, California. Along with his studies, he gained practical experience working at the San-Martin winery alongside international winemaker Peter Stern. Prior to joining Teperberg, he served for nine
years as head winemaker at Carmel wineries and even specialized at additional wineries in Chile and Australia. Shiki believes that the more we learn adopt human qualities from vines – respectful, friendly, modest in demands, connecting people – wine will fulfill its mission not only as asensory pleasure but also with a worldview and a more connectedand esteemed society.