The Golan Heights Winery produces premium varietals, proprietary blends and traditional method sparkling wines, marketed under the label "Yarden".
The winery was founded in 1983 and is located in the small town of Katzrin, high up on the Golan Heights. When the first Yarden wines were launched, they were recognized as Israel's first world-class wines. Since then, the Golan Heights Winery has repeatedly won high recognition at major international wine exhibitions when competing against fine wines from around the world.
By combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional vinification techniques, the company has succeeded in firmly placing Israel on the international wine map. The continued success has fully justified the optimism of the winery's creators and clearly illustrates the perfect synergy between vineyard and winery, growers and winemaker, and their mutual search for excellence.
Yarden wines by Golan Heights Winery are kosher and kosher for Passover.
Golan Heights Winery recently earned the Gran Vinitaly Special Award as the best wine producer at the 19th International Vinitaly 2011 Wine Competition, which was held from March 28 to April 1, 2011 in Verona, Italy. In winning the top award at this prestigious competition, the winery beat out over 1000 wine producers from 30 countries including traditional wineproducing powerhouses such as France, Italy and Spain. This award marks a first time ever an Israeli winery receiving a top prize at renowned Vinitaly international competition.
Golan Heights Winery named 'New World Winery of the Year' by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Read the full story here http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/2012-New-World-Winery-of-the-Year-Golan-Heights-Winery/.