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Golan Heights Winery

The winery is located in the small town Katzrin in the of Israel since the year 1967 occupied Golan Heights (Syria). It was founded in 1983 and belongs to the "Galilee and Golan Heights Vineyards, Inc". This is a partnership of seven settlements on the Golan Heights and one in the lower Galilee. Chief executive officer is Shalom Blayer, butler at the University of California trained Victor Schoenfeld. The vineyards cover over 600 hectares of vineyards on volcanic basalt soils, which lie at an altitude between 400 and 1,200 meters. There are 15 vineyards in the Golan Heights, one in the lower Galilee. They are planted with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Muscat d 'Alexandrie, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.

The wines are marketed under the labels Gamla , Golan and Yarden . Traditional methods combined with state-of-the-art technology are used. To a good extent, too kosher Products produced in compliance with strict religious laws. The light red wines are made with the method Macération carbonique vinified, the premium white and red wines in American and French oak barrels. There are also sparkling wines produced by the champagne method. Every year around 380,000 boxes of wine are produced. Around one in five are exported worldwide to 25 countries in the US, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Far East.

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