Golan Heights Region
Full Day Tour
The tour will prove that any hour of the day is perfect for Trying Israeli wines. The rhythm of the tour will be peaceful and pleasant, exactly like enjoying a glass of local high quality wine.
There will be a stop for lunch at one of the many local excellent restaurants in the region. There is an option of dinner in one of the top grade Israeli restaurants that are wine-wise.
After a day of excellent wines and good food you will remember the day as your "Israel Wine Experience".
Full Day Tours include:
The Tishbi family's romance with grapes and wine began in 1882 when the present generation's great-grandparents were commissioned by Baron Edmond de Rothschild to plant the first modern wine grape vineyards in Israel. After more than a Century of grape growing tradition, Jonathan Tishbi founded the Tishbi Estate in1984, which produces four series of wines, each offering consistent quality and flavor as well as value and style within its class.
Set near Zichron Yaacov, at the foot of the Carmel mountain ridge near the coast, the Tishbi Estate is surrounded by its home vineyards which enjoy the cooling breezes of the Mediterranean Sea.
Binyamina Winery was established in 1952 by Joseph Zeltzer, who immigrated to Israel with a burning desire to produce wine as he did in the country of his birth, Hungary.
Today, almost sixty years later, the winery’s vineyards are spread throughout the country – from the Golan Heights in the north, through the finest Upper Galilee (Kerem Ben Zimra, Alma, Emek Kadesh) and Lower Galilee (Kfar Tabor) vineyards and the Binyamina region, down to the Jerusalem Hills and Karmei Yosef. Binyamina also has vineyards around Gedera, substantial vineyards in the Lachish region and its southernmost vineyard is located in Mitzpe Ramon in southern Israel.
Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux.
Carmel owns the two largest wineries in Israel, at Rishon Le Zion, south of Tel Aviv and at Zichron Ya’acov, south of Haifa. Each has deep underground cellars built by Rothschild in the 19th century.
Carmel also has two small, state-of-the-art wineries close to key vineyards, to allow production of small quantities of handcrafted wines. These are Kayoumi Winery, situated in the Upper Galilee, and Yatir Winery, in the northeastern Negev.
The story of Carmel represents the story of Israel, and the recent developments of Carmel’s wines, symbolizes the revolution of Israeli wine in recent years.
In 1998 the Saslove family established the Winery in Kibbutz Eyal, near Kfar Saba. Barry furnished the winery with state-of-the-art equipment from all over the world. The winery includes a temperature-controlled barrel room, a lab, and an open space where the club meetings and wine seminars are held. In 2007 a fermentation site was built in Tzuriel in the Upper Galilee near the vineyards to minimize transportation and for the grapes to arrive fresh and cool.
Avidan is a small family winery lovingly run by Tsina Avidan. The Winery founded in 2000 and established as one of the quality boutique wineries in Israel and has in the past won gold medals in Israeli wine tasting competitions. In the prestigious Vinalies International Competition held in Paris, the Avidan Fringe Full Wine 2007, won a gold medal.
Margalit Winery is a family owned winery founded in 1989. The owners and winemakers of Margalit Winery, Yair Margalit and his son Asaf Margalit, have a special interest in Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet-Franc) and therefore the winery focuses on producing those red wines.
The production grew gradually from 80 cases in 1989 vintage, to the current annual production of about 1,600 cases. A portion of the wine produced, is sold at the winery directly to private customers in three weekends during March/April each year.
This family winery was founded in 2000 by Hila Ben Gera and Barak Dahan. The vines are planted on Zikhron Ya'akov hills, which have excellent drainage properties, medium, rich soil and western sea breezes that cool the grapes during the hot summer. The controlled, accurate maturing process ends with selective hand picking and very high fruit quality.