Margalit Winery

Israel Wine Tours

So Margalit Winery was established in 1989 by Yair Margalit that holds a PhD. in physical chemistry. When he first launched nine hundred bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon wine, he was joined by his son Assaf and was the first boutique winery to operate in the State of Israel. It was first established as a tiny winery in Moshav Kfar Bilu near Rehovot, and in 1994 moved to its current location between Hadera and Emek Hefer.

Yair Margalit spent many years researching and after the success of the winery concentrated on wine production; writing on the subject and workshops for wine tasting; is the center of the Faculty of Viticulture at Tel-Hai College and teaches in the Faculty of Food Engineering at the Technion and wrote two professional books in wine chemistry. Assaf Margalit studied agriculture in the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Rehovot; and studied in vineyards in California. Another employee at the winery was Rami Livneh, who was involved in computer printing and graphics and made wine.

More About The Winery: 

Margalit Winery focuses on producing wine from Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot and Cabernet Fran and from 1995 also began to make wine from Chardonnay; Petit Syrah and Syrah grapes. Margalit also produced wine from the Carignan berry. It has wine from three series: Special Reserve and Margalit (varietal wines) and Bordeaux Enigma (screen). Margalit Winery markets only about twenty thousand bottles every year to provide personal and meticulous care. Grapes harvested in Kadita in the Upper Galilee at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level and Cabernet Fran grapes from the vineyards of Binyamina. The vines grow without watering.

Dr. Yair Margalit

So Yair was the one that established Margalit Winery. Before, he was all into science. In fact, he holds a Ph.D. in chemistry! Until he decided to quit his scientific work; and started the second phase of his life as a winemaker and farmer. But he still keeps his academic connections by sharing his knowledge about winemaking and the chemistry of wine at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology, And in what is known as the MIT of Israel (Technion). Also, he began and managed the wine studies at Tel-Hai College from 2004 – 2011.
Furthermore, he successfully wrote not one but three enlighting books, which are quoted worldwide both as in textbooks in the wine industry; and for academic studies of enology and winemaking.

Assaf Margalit

He began to make wine as a young kid when he joined his dad’s home winemaking in the family estate. He then got his Bachelor’s degree in Food Sciences from the Hebrew-U. If that’s not enough, he joined Jekel Vineyards in California to get some real hands-on experience in the New World wine industry. After this, he made some real deep study seminars at many Napa and Sonoma wineries in Cali. When he decided to return home, Asaf worked at the winery, and a few years later, he took his place dad and became the winemaker.

For a few years, he gave lectures about winemaking in the Cellar-Master program at Tel-Hai College.

So if you are touring Caesarea National Park, Margalit Winery is an excellent option for trying some great local wine! 

The winery: 60 Hatahana St, Binyamina

Winery office: 4 Ruth St, Ramat-Hasharon       

Asaf: +(00)972(0)54-628-5666

Yair: +(00)972(0)50-533-4433

Marketing – Oded: 054-652-0604

Visits – Debby: +(00)972(0)54-670-0836

Office – Naomi: 054-228-9010 

Fax: 04-6262058

[email protected]

[email protected]


Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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


Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv

What are the best restaurants in Tel Aviv? Well, I went on a search and brought some updates about Tel Aviv's food scene 2023!

Top 10 Breweries in Israel

So what are the top 10 Breweries in Israel? Honestly, that is a really hard question! Since there are so many good beers today in ...

Discover the Finest Israeli Distilleries!

Join me to explore the best Israeli distilleries redefining the art of distillation. These Israeli artisans made waves in the global market.

Yiftahel Winery

Yiftahel Winery was opened in 1999 as part of the family-owned farm in Alon HaGalil. If you're touring the Galilee it's worth a try!

Tel Aviv’s Top Restaurants

Which are Tel Aviv's top 5 restaurants in 2023? Here is the ultimate list for those coming to Israel who want to eat well!

Best Restaurants in Galilee

Do you want to know the best restaurants in Galilee? Well, you've reached the right place! Here is the ultimate foodie guide for Galilee.

Best Restaurants in the Golan

In this post, we are set out to discover the best restaurants in the Golan Heights. Now the Golan Heights has the highest concentration of ...

Nana Winery

So Nana Winery is truly one of my favorite places to stop for some superb wine in the Negev Desert! Once you passed the entrance ...

Best Breakfasts In Israel

Where can you get the best Breakfast in Israel? So guys I went on a search for you for the ultimate Breakfast in the country. ...

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 ...

Need help?