The Golan Heights Winery was founded in 1983 on the Galilee zone also called Golan Heights, a mountainous region located in northern Israel and locally known as the “land of wine”.
Golan Haights WInery more than thirty vineyards extend from the Sea of ??Galilee vicinity to the foothills of Mount Hermon, forming a rich palette of terroirs with distinct soils (volcanic-basalt, clay, pebble, limestone …) and altitudes (from 400 to 1200 meters above sea level). The altitude of the vineyards is a fundamental condition that defines the quality and elegance of the wines of Golan Heights.
The winery counts with the most modern oenological equipment and only the best oak barrels are used for aging wines. Chief winemaker Victor Schoenfeld graduated from the University of California, Davis, and his team is made up of three more winemakers graduated in California, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.
Since its earliest years, the winery has won the highest awards and recognitions in the most respected international competitions, as well as from the most famous critics. In 2008 Golan Heights Winery Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 was the first Israeli wine to be included in the Wine Spectator Top 100 list.
“Yarden”, the brand of premium wines from Golan Heights Winery and produced from the best vineyards of the winery, means Jordan in Hebrew and honors the historic Jordan River, portrayed in Jewish and Christian sacred writings, which course (born on the slopes of Mt. Hermon, crosses the Sea of ??Galilee and flows into the Dead Sea) crosses the Holy Land.
All Yarden wines are kosher and the logo is represented by a antique oil lamp.