The saying “The past is the best prophecy of the future” symbolizes the traditional-modern perception according to which this winery
operates today. Although the winery is most definitely a commercial and modern enterprise, a meticulous eye is always still kept on the grapes, which are cultivated and handpicked in their vineyards. The geographic locations of the vineyards have been carefully chosen from the optimal vine-growing regions in the country - from Sde Boker in the south, to the Golan Heights in the north.
The variations in the different soils and climates are reflected in each one of the wines, promoting their individuality. The barrels used for aging many of the wines are produced from both French and American oak. The oak wood forests used in the production of the barrels are carefully selected, in order to determine the diversity in flavor and aroma that each region has to offer. This advantage gives consumers the option to enjoy wines with varied styles and characters.
Emerald Reisling 2011 This semi-dry wine has a unique character expressed by its fruity aromas and floral finish. One is exposed to the wonderful fragrances of ripe melon and nectarines. We suggest fish dishes, cheeses, salads and appetizers as excellent accompaniments. Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
A young wine produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, harvested at the peak of ripeness. Combining both nuances of fresh forest berries with a hint of fresh herbs, this rich, soft and delicate wine is ready for immediate drinking. Merlot 2011 Displaying abundant blackcurrant and strawberry notes, alongside a spicy and herbaceous bouquet. Due to its balanced round character, this wine is very easy drinking.flavors. Viognier Blanc 2011
50% Viognier, 50% Riesling A fruity, rich and fresh wine with scents of star fruit, white peach, apple and melon.
Displaying abundant blackcurrant and strawberry notes, alongside a spicy and herbaceous bouquet. Due to its balanced round character, this wine is very easy drinking.flavors. Shiraz 2011
This wine is fruity, juicy and reflects the light abundant flavors of ripe plums, toffee, blueberries, blackberries and herbs. This wine is aged without the use of wood barrels to preserve the dominant fruity taste.
This young, fruity red wine displays fresh strawberry aromas with a hint of herbs. Produced entirely in stainless steel vats.
Chenin Blanc 2011
100% Chenin Blanc.This refreshing Judean Hills white is a well-balanced semi-dry with appealing fruit flavors. Perfect compliment to light summer dishes.
Estate Shiraz 2009 This rich and velvety wine carries a fine balance between the aromas of delicious strawberries, cherries, ripe plums, toffee, and mocha coffee beans. This wine was aged in French oak bar barrels for 12 months.
Gush Etzion Winery One of Israeli’s premier wine magazines describes winery owners Shraga and Tamar Rosenberg “… as if they don’t belong to the wine scene. They appear as if they apologize for entering the competitive game of wine making, but the fact is that as soon as they entered this game they always seem to win.” Gush Etzion is located in the Judean region, situated south of Jerusalem, at one of the highest altitudes in Israel. This area has been recognized for thousands of years for wine growing, and merited a special blessing in the bible that Jacob granted to his son, Judah. The climate, differences in day and night temperatures, chalky soil, the sloping vineyards, and an altitude of over 900 meters above sea level, create ideal conditions for wine growing. In 2010, approximately 120 acres of grape vines were grown from a range of varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Morvedre, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer Rosen, and Viognier.
Negev Red Blend Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, and 20% Cabernet Franc, aged 10 months in Oak. Full-bodied with soft tannins fine balance between the grape taste and wood barrels. In the mouth, a taste of red fruit, roasted herbs, black olives and dark chocolate.
Merlot 2010 90% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Medium to full bodied with gentle wood influence and soft tannins integrating nicely, allowing blackberry and currant fruits to show on a background of roasted herbs.
Kadesh Barnea was established in 1999 by Alon Tzadok on Moshav Kadesh Barnea in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Now a second generation family business, each member’s role is based on their area of expertise. Alon is CEO, his wife, Nira, manages operations, and their son Gilad is head of Sales and Marketing. His other son, Yogev, and his wife, Eden, are now the wine makers.
Having both studied winemaking in Florence, Italy, they are producing more complex and intelligent wines. Kadesh Barnea is currently considered the best winery in the Negev. Yogev explains that the unique features of the Negev region, including altitude and fluctuations in temperature, result in distinctive tastes of the grapes, even for common varietals such as Shiraz and
Cabernet Sauvignon. Petit Verdot, which is typically used to add flavor to a more dominating grape, grows in the Negev with a much smoother taste and therefore a higher percentage can be added to the wines for a more interesting blend. The winery’s annual production is 80,000 bottles with varietals including: Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Lone Oak Sauvignon Blanc Golden straw in color, light and fragrant with generous melon, peach, nectarine and lemon fruits highlighted by notes of freshly picked herbs. Juicy and refreshing.
Spring river cabernet-merlot
Full-bodied Bordelaise blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French barriques showing gently mouth-coating tannins and a subtle note of spicy cedarwood revealing currant, blackberries and earthy notes
Every work of art fuses the creative and the physical. The Yarden series of wines is no different. Yarden wines combine grapes – the artwork of nature – and the brimming creativity of the Golan Heights Winery. The flagship series of the Golan Heights Winery, Yarden features premium varietals, produced from the finest grapes gathered from the best vineyards. The brand is named for the Jordan (Yarden in Hebrew) River, which divides the Golan Heights from the Upper Galilee. The brand’s symbol is an ancient oil lamp.
Yarden Sauvignon Blanc Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and a small amount of Semillon. Vineyards: Northern Golan Winemaking: Cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by three months aging in French oak barrels. Tasting Note: Tropical fruits with citrus, light herb notes and hints of vanilla and oak; complex and medium bodied with long fruit finish. Serving Suggestions: Fresh fish, such as ceviche, tuna, tartare or grilled sardines. Also great with poultry, or with fresh or aged goat’s milk cheeses.
Serving Temperature: 8-10°C/about 50°F. Yarden Mount Hermon White
Varieties: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with a little Semillon.
Vineyards: Northern Golan.
Winemaking: Fermented cold in stainless steel to preserve fruit characters. Tasting Note: Balanced combination of tropical fruits, melon and citrus notes with light herb notes; medium bodied with a fresh finish.
Serving Suggestions: With a wide variety of foods, everything from Caesar salad to garlicky gazpacho or a rich cheese fondue.
Serving Temperature: 10°C/about 50°F. Yarden Mount Hermon Red Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc.
Vineyards: Golan Heights. Winemaking: Pressing following 3-5 days maceration; completes malolactic fermentation. Tasting Note: Bright raspberry, blackberry, cherry and wild berry fruit characters with hints of herbs; deep
red-purple color and full fruit flavor.
Serving Suggestions: Strong-flavored foods, pastas, pizzas, meat dishes such as grilled hamburgers and steaks.
Serving Temperature: 13-16°C/55-60°F.
Gilgal Close your eyes and take a sip of Gilgal. Let the experience take you to far-away places, filled with inexplicable mysteries to be explored. Gilgal wines are named after a mysterious, exceptional structure called Gilgal Refaim that dates back to prebiblical times. Built of some 42,000 stones arranged in concentric circles, it is both simple yet enigmatically sophisticated. Constructed 5,000 years ago, with simple workmanship, yet accurately indicating the longest and shortest days of the year, clearly the work of ancient genius. Only premier varietals wines are produced in the Gilgal series, representative of their ancient, unique environment and of the untold stories its soil so furtively holds.
Gilgal Merlot Gilgal Merlot was produced from Merlot and little Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the Central Golan Heights. The cool climate, rocky volcanic soil and high altitude are ideal conditions for growing this classic variety. Aging in French oak barrels for 9 months rounds out the raspberry and cassis fruit and hints of spice herbs characters in this approachable and elegant Merlot. To preserve the quality of the wine, this bottle should be stored on its side in a cool, dark place. Serving Suggestions: Duck à l’orange, veal and pastas. Serving Temperature: 18-22°C/65-70°F.
Gilgal Syrah You don’t have to be a sophisticated wine connoisseur to enjoy a bottle of Gilgal Wine, but once uncorked, you’ll quickly discover how the agricultural wonders of Northern Israel and sophisticated winemaking craftsmanship provide the key ingredients for one of the best tasting wines in the marketplace. Yarden Syrah is a full bodied, spicy wine. It can be served with full-flavored foods such as cassoulet, smoked goose breast finished on the grill, or Beef Wellington. Bonus tip! Try Yarden Syrah with a rich chocolate cake. Other than the calories, you won’t be sorry
Golan To understand wine, you need to taste it. Just like love. And in the case of Golan wines, an exciting start undoubtedly awaits you. Golan wines leave their mark with each sip, creating the desire for more and more small pleasures. Just like love. The Golan series includes a variety of young and refreshing wines intended for immediate and daily drinking, for celebrating life’s small pleasures. The brand is named for the Golan Heights wine growing region. Evidence exists of wine production in the Golan
already 2,000 years ago. The brand’s symbol is a logo represented by the letter “g” on a silver circle. Taken from royal seals, the condensed and minimalist symbol has been adapted to the modern era. Three distinct grape-growing conditions for producing quality wines on an international level. In Israel, optimal conditions exist in the Golan Heights. As in other premier wine regions worldwide, everything in this magical strip of land begins with the right conditions – in the Golan, a combination of volcanic basaltic soil, suitable topography and high altitude resulting in cool climate. This is what gives the Golan Heights its second name: “Wine Country.” Over the years, the distinctive wines of the Golan Heights Winery have become world-renowned, winning dozens of awards at prestigious international competitions. Indeed, the Winery has placed Israel on the world wine map. Since it’s founding in 1983, the Golan Heights Winery markets four leading brands – Yarden, Gamla (currently not marketed in North America), Golan and the recently introduced Gilgal. Today, it is considered Israel’s leading winery when it comes to wine quality, technological innovation, and new variety development. The Winery has played a significant role in nurturing the country’s current wine culture, and has altered the way Israeli wines are perceived worldwide.
Golan Sion Creek Red
Varieties: Syrah, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir with a little Napa Gamay. Vineyards: Central and northern Golan.
Winemaking: Carbonic maceration on 20% of blend. Tasting Note: Ruby color; bright, juicy cherry and raspberry fruit notes; easy drinking.
Serving Suggestions: Mixed antipasti, full-flavored fish courses, or even a good grilled hamburger.
Serving Temperature: 13-16°C/55-60°F. Golan Moscato Variety: Muscat Canelli. Vineyards: Southern Golan Winemaking: In the style of Moscato d’Asti; very cold fermentation stopped early, with some of the carbon dioxide produced naturally retained in the wine.
Tasting Note: Aromatic with strong floral character; gentle sparkle and low alcohol content make it light and refreshing. Serving Suggestions: As an aperitif, or with rich desserts such as crème caramel and cheese cake.
Serving Temperature: 5-7°C/41-45°F.
Galil Mountain Winery The Upper Galilee is much more than an abode for Galil Mountain Winery – it’s the winery’s heart and soul. Sitting
in a breathtaking spot atop the Upper Galilee mountain range, the Winery is committed to revitalizing the regions
rich history of winemaking. Over 2,000 years ago, the mountain range was a choice location for the cultivation of
quality grapevines. Today, the area’s topography, soil and climate make it an ideal home for Galil Mountain.
Established by Kibbutz Yiron and Golan Heights Winery, Galil Mountain brings together the pioneering spirit
embodied by one of Israel’s most beautiful regions and the expertise of Israel’s premier winery. Leveraging six
vineyards operated by kibbutzim and moshavim belonging to Israel’s world-renowned agricultural enterprise, Galil
Mountain offers an inspired selection of varietals and blended red and white wines that remains true to its roots.
Galil mountain Viognier Variety: Viognier.
Vineyard: Upper Galilee.
Winemaking: 60% cold fermented in stainless steel, 40% fermented in new French oak barrels and aged on
yeast lees for six months.
Tasting Note: Characters of apricot, ripe nectarine and invigorating perfume, along with fresh herbal aromas
and a delicate background of oak; medium-bodied and flavorful wine with a silky texture and long,
Serving Suggestions: Best served with flavorful eastern dishes or cream-based dishes like pasta in cream of
Winemaking: Aged for six months in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s fruity character. Tasting Note: Inviting aroma of wild berry and ripe plum, together with a hint of tobacco; medium-to-full-bodied wine with a pleasant finish.
Serving Suggestions: The wine accompanies a wide range of meat dishes including hamburgers, quality cuts
Winemaking: Aged for six months in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s fruity character.
Tasting Note: Characters of blackberry and mint, along with a hint of earth; medium-to-full-bodied wine with
Serving Suggestion: The wine accompanies a range of meat dishes including grilled steak, kebab and a juicy
cut of meat.
Serving Temperature: 18°C/64°F. Galil mountain Alon Variety: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot,3% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: Upper Galilee
Winemaking: The season began with a relatively cold and dry winter, enabling the grapevines to receive the required dosages of cold temperatures for hibernation. Toward spring the areas experience several rainstorms that created the condition for uniform wine arousal and accelerating growth at the season’s outset. The uniformity continue as the grapes ripened, contributing to the good quality that characterized the harvest. After pick up they are fermented for 20 days and 12 months of aging in oak casks.
Tasting notes: Deep dark purple in color, the wine has prominent aromas of purple plums, mulberry, blueberry and raspberry jam with a seasoned background of cacao and all spice, rounded out by honey notes and touch of mint and toasted oak. A full bodied wine with well balanced flavors and pleasant long lasting finish.
Serving suggestions: The wine goes well with rich meats and perfectly accompanies meat dishes such as roast leg of lamb, roast beef, seared sirloin and grilled meats
Serving temperatures: 18°C/64°F.
Storage and Ageing: Store in cold dark area. While the wine is ready to drink now, it will improve in the bottle and age well for 5-7 years from the time of harvest.