The excavation was conducted on the western slope of a hill that drops down to Nahal Shemuel (for background and references, see Mizrahi and Forestani 2016). It uncovered a simple winepress typical of Iron Age II (Figs. 2, 3).
The winepress was hewn in the limestone bedrock, comprising a treading floor (L111; c. 2.5 × 3.5 m, max. wall height 1.5 m), a circular filtration pit (diam. 1 m , depth c. 0.7) and a collecting vat (L112; 1.0 × 1.4 m, depth c. 0.6 m), which were joined together by short channels. The treading floor was not completely leveled, and natural fissures in it had apparently been filled with plaster. The northeastern rock side of the treading floor was high, and contained two hewn niches, probably to install a system of beams and weights to express the must. Such niches are characteristic of Iron Age II winepresses. The winepress was devoid of finds.