Best Wineries of the Golan

Culinary Tours of Israel

Let’s go guys and explore which are the best wineries of the Golan Heights! But first, let’s start with the fact that Israel has been blessed with climatic conditions for growing excellent wine grapes. A small country in Asia, between Europe and Africa that enjoys diverse climatic conditions that allow the production of wines in different techniques. The winter is cold and rainy. So the vineyard is in a winter coma, the spring is warm and pleasant, then the vine awakens, blooms and blooms; the summer is blessed with spectacular sunny days. As a result, the grapes ripen and the harvest begins and the autumn begins to cool; the harvest ends and the vine returns to rest.



The Golan contains some of the highest elevated vineyards in Israeli-controlled territory, with vineyards planted upwards of 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) from the Sea of Galilee towards Mount Hermon. There are seven Israeli wineries in the Golan Heights that cultivate a total of 1,600 acres (647 ha). Now let’s go and explore the very best wineries of the Golan!

Best Wineries of the Golan: Pelter Winrey

So Pelter Winery was founded in 2001 by Tal Pelter, who studied in Australia, to which his brother Nir is a member. It was established in Moshav Tzofit in the central area. But in 2005 it moved to Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights. In addition in the 2002 vintage, 4,000 bottles were made. Then in 2009, about 80,000 bottles were produced. Furthermore, the winery produces two series of wines: T-Selection and Pelter. Since 2008, the “T” flagship series has been added. In addition, the winery produces kosher wines under the Matar Winery brand. Wine critic Daniel Rogov rated Pelter Winery as the eighth largest winery in Israel (2011), Shlomo Papirblatt ranked it second in Israel in the boutique wineries category (2009). In 2017, Pelter Winery has grown significantly in recent years; producing more than one hundred thousand bottles a year.



Best Wineries of the Golan: Ortal Winery Kibbutz Ortal

Ortal Winery was founded in Kibbutz Ortal in 2009. It started as an initiative of a kibbutz member; who after several years of wine production as an amateur turned a passion into a profession. Over the years the winery has undergone a number of incarnations and homes and today the winery is run by Naama Sorkin, a veteran winemaker; who has joined Kibbutz Ortal ranks. In addition, the winery is located among the vineyards; overlooking the spectacular Golan Heights, and produces about 30,000 bottles a year from 40 dunams planted in 2010 including the varieties Sauvignon Blanc; Viognier, Syrah; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.



Best Wineries of the Golan: Château Golan

Château Golan is an Israeli winery established in 1999 and is one of Israel’s most extravagant. In addition, it is located in southern Golan Heights; near the point where the Yarmuk River and wadi Ruqqad meet. Also, the winemaker is Uri Hetz. The winery features a French-style Château, built from basalt; which is also used for art exhibitions. Furthermore, the winery grows thirteen grape types; including Bordelaise varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc; and Petit Verdot; Mediterranean varieties of French and Spanish origin: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Petite Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier; and the Portuguese variety Touriga Nacional. Production is about 75,000 bottles annually.



apt-stamp-white@2x
arik-about

Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

Did you know the Hoopoe is Israel's national bird?! For more cool info about Israel, join our ever growing community and get exclusive travel tips, and giveaways!

Simon Peter

RELATED POSTS

Jewish Quarter Best Restaurants

So you went to the Western Wall and seen all the key sites! But where are the Jewish Quarter Best Restaurants? Let’s say in case ...

Best Restaurants in the Muslim Quarter

Alright then, you toured the entire city of Jerusalem. But what are the Best Restaurants in the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem? Well here is the ...

Rimon Winery

Rimon Winery is the only producer of pomegranate wine in the world, and it's well worth a visit! Founded in 2004 by father and son.

Israel’s Coastline Best Eateries

So you’re driving along the amazing shores of the Holy Land. But where can you find the very best eateries on Israel’s coastline? So here ...

Rosemarine Restaurant

The Beresheet’s Rosemarine Restaurant captures the essence of the desert with a variety of delicious gourmet dishes made from fresh local ingredients. You can kick ...

Top 10 Restaurants in Israel

Which are the top 10 restaurants in Israel? Frankly, that's a tricky question! Because Israel is blessed with fantastic food.

HaBasta Restaurant

HaBasta Restaurant is a hidden gem within the Carmel Food Market. But once you found your way; you have this seemingly simple place serving heavenly ...

Best Eateries in the Jordan Valley

What are the best eateries in the Valley? Well, this post is meant for you. All the best options where to eat are right here!

Eateries In Jerusalem Food Market

Which are the best eateries in Jerusalem Food Market (Mahane Yehuda)? Here is my recommendation for a culinary tour in the Food Market.

Chateau du Roi Restaurant

If you’re planning to spend a couple of days in Galilee I have a great place for you! Chateau du Roi Restaurant was recently opened ...

Need help?

Skip to content