Yarden Golan Heights Winery Ltd.

Industrial Area, 1290000 Katzrin
Israel
Telephone +972 4 6968-420
Fax +972 4 6962-220

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.05  ASIA
  • 01.05.06  Israel
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.07  OTHER WINES
  • 01.07.02  Kosher Wines

Our products

Product category: Israel, Kosher Wines

2013 Yarden Rom

The Wine
The 2013 Yarden Rom features ripe black cherry and plum fruit characters, layered with attractive notes of earth, smoke, orange rind, fresh herb, chocolate, coffee and spice. This complex, flavorful yet elegant blended wine displays a full body and a lingering finish.

Though extremely enjoyable upon release, Yarden Rom will continue to improve in the bottle over the next few years, and will remain in outstanding drinking condition for a decade or more from vintage. We love serving the wine at a festive meal paired with richly flavored meat dishes such as herb-crusted roast leg of lamb, braised beef short ribs, or perfectly grilled rib eye steaks.

The Vintage
The early, wet winter preceding the 2013 harvest was followed by a warmish spring. While it looked like we were heading for an early vintage, the cool months of June and July led to the harvest starting about one week later than normal. The remainder of the season continued on the cool side. A wonderful feature of this growing period was a distinct lack of extreme weather, either hot or cold. The result was beautiful ripening, with harvest finishing exactly on time at the end of October. All in all, this was a great season with great wines.

The 2013 Yarden Rom is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah and 20% Merlot, with all fruit harvested from our best vineyards on the Golan Heights. The wine was bottled without filtration after aging for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Yarden Rom is a joint undertaking of Zelma Long, the internationally acclaimed winemaker, and Victor Schoenfeld, Head Winemaker of Golan Heights Winery. Starting in 2002, they partnered on a project studying specific vineyard blocks with the objective of continuously improving wine quality. A natural extension of those efforts, Yarden Rom granted Zelma and Victor the opportunity to produce together a finished wine that reflects the quality of both their working relationship and the Golan Heights winegrowing region. The 2013 Yarden Rom marks the fifth release of the wine since its debut in 2006.

The Appellation
The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.

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Product category: Israel, Kosher Wines

2015 Gamla Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine
The 2015 Gamla Sauvignon Blanc exhibits aromatic passion fruit, guava, lemon and grapefruit characters. Light to medium-bodied, this appealing wine is fresh and drinkable.

Ready to drink now, Gamla Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed within a couple of years of harvest. Try pairing the wine with salt-roasted chicken, grilled trout, or pasta with goat cheese and roasted asparagus.

The Vintage
Though we had heavy rains in November, the winter saw only 75% of our normal precipitation. Following a cool spring, we headed into harvest 10-14 days later than usual. If in the past a cool spring normally meant a cool summer, this was not the case in 2015. Indeed, we recorded our warmest ever September, including a historic dust storm. We concluded the harvest on schedule, with our vineyards looking surprisingly verdant. Despite the unusual conditions in 2015, the Golan once again proved itself to be a phenomenal place to grow quality wine.

The 2015 Gamla Sauvignon Blanc is made solely from grapes harvested from vineyards located on the cool northern Golan Heights, an area known for producing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc. The wine’s cold fermentation helps preserve the naturally refreshing character of this cool-climate variety.

The Appellation
The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter.

Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.

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Product category: Israel, Kosher Wines

2012 Yarden Pinot Noir

The Wine
The 2012 Yarden Pinot Noir presents aromatic fruit notes of sour cherries, cranberries, mulberries and strawberries, layered with notes of smoked tea, fresh spices, roasted coffee and French oak. With medium body, this elegant Pinot is drinkable and flavorful.

While ready to enjoy upon release, the 2012 Yarden Pinot Noir will develop in the bottle over the next number of years, and should remain in excellent drinking condition for five to eight years from vintage. Try pairing the wine with seared tuna, herb-roasted game hens, or savory mushroom lasagna.

The Vintage
Following the record breaking cold and hot temperatures of harvests 2011 and 2010 respectively, we thankfully returned to a more typical vintage in 2012. The relatively cold and wet winter resulted in late but strong budbreak. A somewhat warm April advanced the season, resulting in a normal start of harvest in the first week of August. Trailing a beautiful summer that was just slightly warmer than average, a short warm spell in October allowed us to complete the relatively short harvest on the 21st of the month. The 2012 vintage brought lower than average yields coupled with very good quality.

The 2012 Yarden Pinot Noir is produced solely from Pinot Noir grapes grown in cool, high-altitude vineyards on the northern Golan Heights. The wine aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, of which 70% were new.

The Appellation
The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.

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About us

Company details

Leading the way in creating and nurturing the fine wine culture in Israel is more than just a slogan – it’s a way of life for each and every one of us at Golan Heights Winery.

Our mission begins with an in-depth study of our terroir, continues with our distinct winemaking philosophy, and culminates in the production of outstanding wines for discerning wine enthusiasts across the globe.

Combining state-of-the-art winegrowing technologies and traditional winemaking techniques, Golan Heights Winery has succeeded in producing award-winning wines that have firmly placed Israel on the international wine map.

In the Beginning
After planting our first vineyards in the Golan in 1976, the Winery was established in 1983 by four kibbutzim (collective communities) and four moshavim (cooperative communities). In 1984, the Winery released its first wine – the 1983 Yarden Sauvignon Blanc – creating great excitement in Israel and abroad.

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