Golan Heights Winery
Golan Heights Winery
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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SilverOrlov
Bedford, Canada2,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It doesn't happen on purpose, but 3 out of 5 bottles of wine that my wife and I order when we go somewhere are of this type of wine. And most often is Gamla. Well, at last we were able to visit the source of the wine we loved so much.
There are small excursions here, but we didn’t get there at the right time, so we took another entertainment: a very sociable pretty girl in English told us about several of the wines we chose that they make here and let us try each one. It was a wonderful experience...both the wine and the conversation. We decided to buy 3 different bottles at once for ourselves and 1 for my mother as a present.
Be sure to visit this place, with a tour or not - it's definitely worth it.
Written April 13, 2023
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Nelly Z
Jerusalem, Israel188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Friendly tour guy, very knowledgeable.
The winery is so pretty, and the price is totally affordable.
You will taste 3 fancy wines in the end of the tour.
There is a spot to order cheese plates and enjoy it with great wine
Written December 22, 2022
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO636 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I normally go for blends, but I liked the Cab better. Nice tasting room with cheese and crackers. Kosher.
Written April 13, 2020
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steveplotkin
Bethany Beach, DE187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Did you know that the high, cool Golan is also wine country?

The Golan Heights Winery is a cooperative for wine production which serves 17 regional winery growers. Located in Katzrin, well into the Golan Heights, you can sample their fare in a tasting room.

They sell under the Yarden, Gamla, and Golan brands and make up about 40% of Israeli wine exports.

A neat, clean place, this is suitable for a short visit and wine shopping.
Written February 17, 2014
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S7635DBdavidk
Bryce Canyon87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Mashgiach showed us around for over an hour and then let us taste some pretty good vintages. Good deal.
Written March 25, 2020
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Pratap Venugopal Menon
Noida, India292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The Golan Heights Winery jointly owned by eight Israeli settlements viz. moshavim and kibbutzim is located in Katzrin, built on the site of an agricultural village from the Mishnaic period in the Golan Heights and markets wine under the Golan, Yarden and Gamla labels. Thought more Reds are manufactured they also do manufacture a couple of spectacular whites. Wine tasting with a detailed explanation of the wine making process which is coupled with a tour of the facility make the visit a truly enjoyable one. Wines and related products can be purchased fro a very orderly store on the facility. The winery has won worldwide acclaim and awards and is a “must visit”.
Written June 30, 2019
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,045 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Nicely organized winery tour. Starting from the exhibit and learning about the history of wine cultivation in Golan Heights region. Very nice guide lady took us to see the production line and offered a lot of information. It was followed by the wine tasting. The tour ends with the visit to the winery store. Almost everybody got some wine. CABERNET-SAUVIGNON - GAMLA was quite tasty and we bought 2014 as a souvenir to take home. Yarden Mount Hermon Red wine was favorite of many.
Overall tasty wines, nice atmosphere, pleasant visit in spite of cold gloomy day.
Written February 25, 2017
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Mdep
Tel Aviv District, Israel330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
We visited the winery in the Golan Heights with teenage children.
The place is very well maintained and very invested. Com atmosphere is very professional and dignified.
We did a tour with a guider with a lot to know about wine and production with a lot of humor that always makes every tour a lot more fun.
We were the giant hangars where huge coolers terms of thousands of barrels full of vintage wine wonderful smell of wood and wine.
At the end of the tour we entered the tasting room to check what we saw...
we tasted a variety of wines as best quality in Israel ,we had a lot of fun and we left with amazing taste .
in the factory shop we acquired a lot of reasonably priced wines are not cheap but the quality has to pay and it's worth every dollar
Written October 27, 2016
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Karen B
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Worth the trip great views on the way and good tasting wine, definitely worth a visit if you are in the golan
Written March 30, 2015
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travelmarm
Jerusalem, Israel118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
A friend who reviews food and wine for blogs invited a couple more of us to go to the Golan Heights winery on a day trip during Chol Hamoed Pesach. We encountered less traffic than we'd thought and stopped by the Talmudic Village as well as a pottery store before making our entrance to the winery.

Although all of our party of 4 were bilingual, we requested the tour in English. Our guide was enthusiastic about the winery, informative, and patient with our many questions. The delightful odor of fermenting grapes greeted us outside and in the barrel storage room. Then on to the wine tasting room!

Our guide emphasized not to judge a wine by it's label (the winery has three labels: Yarden, Gamla, and Golan), it's name (U.S. style by grape variety), or it's price tag (better wines cost more), rather to purchase what tastes good to you.

Much to his dismay, the three of us tagging along with my food reviewer friend are sweet wine fans. He masterfully chose a lovely Gamla white riesling as our first wine, instructing us newbies on how to skillfully tase the wine. Definitely a wine that almost anyone could appreciate, we newbies learned a lot about what to look for and the subtle undertones of the wine.

I have been reading up on good wines, looking for a bottle to put away for two years in anticipation of when I will finish an MSc degree, heaven willing. I'd read reviews online, and extremely high ratings were awarded to some single vineyard reds from the Golan Heights Winery. I was sure these wines would open up the world of dry red wines to me. Behold, our guide chose a single vineyard Merlot for us to taste next.

A lovely wine, but alas, only my reviewer friend was enthusiastic about it. The three of us could appreciate it, but it didn't make us think about taking out our credit cards.

Then our brilliant guide, having listened to the three sweet wine fans, brought out the a Yarden HeightsWine. "Yarden HeightsWine is made entirely from Gewurztraminer grapes grown in the cool northern Golan Heights", from the GolanWines.co.il website. The three of us were suddenly sitting up and exclaiming about what an amazing wine this is! We took to heart our guide's original statement and owned our love of sweet wines. This 2008 vintage won the grand gold award in Vinitaly 2011. It is an amazing dessert wine, capable of being the dessert alone. Two of us purchased two bottles each of it, I to put one away for two years.

If you know your wines, you will enjoy this tour and wine tasting. If you don't know your wines, you will enjoy this tour and wine tasting and learn a lot. If you thought kosher wines are only for joking about how wine and cough syrup are similar, you must visit the Golan Heghts Winery and taste international award winning kosher wines.

The tour fee was only 20 NIS each. This included the wine tasting, and an hour of our guide's time. Well worth the fee!
Written April 12, 2012
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