Israeli Wines

Viticulture has existed in the land of Israel since biblical times. In the book of Deuteronomy, the fruit of the vine was listed as one of the seven blessed species of fruit found in the land of Israel. For most of its history in the modern era, the Israeli wine industry was based predominately on the production of kosher wines which was exported worldwide to Jewish communities. Today, less than 15% of Israeli wine is produced for sacramental purposes. The three largest producers – Carmel Winery, Barkan Wine Cellars and Golan Heights Winery account for more than 80% of the domestic market. The United States is the largest export destination.

Israel has a distinctly Mediterranean climate, with the country located along roughly the same latitude as San Diego and the US-Mexico
border. Israeli wine is produced in five regions: Galilee (which includes the sub-regions of the Golan Heights, Upper Galilee and Lower Galilee); the Judean Hills, surrounding the city of Jerusalem; the Samson region, located between the Judean Hills and the Coastal Plain; the Negev desert region; and the Shomron region, which includes the Sharon plain located near the Mediterranean coast and just south of Haifa. More than 80% of the vineyards planted in Israel are located in the Shomron, Samson and Galilee regions.

Our Israeli wines come from the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights regions, which are produced by the Golan Heights Winery and the Galil Mountain Winery, which is 67% owned by the Golan Heights Winery. All our Israeli wines are kosher and non-mevushal.

For a map of Israel and the vineyards from which our grapes are sourced, please click here.

We offer a wide range of varietals from these wineries under the following labels:

Galil Mountain

– Galil Alon

– Galil Barbera

– Galil Cabernet Sauvignon

– Galil Chardonnay

– Galil Ela

– Galil Merlot

– Galil Pinot Noir

– Galil Rose

– Galil Shiraz

– Galil Shiraz Cabernet

– Galil Viognier

– Galil Yiron


– Gilgal Brut

– Gilgal Brut Gift Pack

– Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon

– Gilgal Chardonnay

– Gilgal Merlot

– Gilgal Syrah


– Golan Cabernet Sauvignon

– Golan Chardonnay

– Golan Merlot

– Golan Moscato

– Golan Sion Creek Red

– Golan Sion Creek White


– Yarden Brut

– Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon

– Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon El Rom

– Yarden Chardonnay

– Yarden Chardonnay Odem

– Yarden Gewurtztraminer

– Yarden Heights Wine

– Yarden Katzrin Chardonnay

– Yarden Katzrin Red

– Yarden Merlot

– Yarden Mt. Hermon Red

– Yarden Mt. Hermon Gift Pack

– Yarden Mt. Hermon White

– Yarden Muscat

– Yarden Pinot Noir

– Yarden Rom

– Yarden Sauvignon Blanc

– Yarden Syrah

– Yarden T2 (Vintage Port)