Golan wineries for wine tasting
Bazelet HaGolan Winery
This winery is located in Kidmat Zvi in the central Golan not far from Katzrin. Their wines are not supervised kosher. The Visitor Center is in a beautiful garden. During your visit, you will learn about the history of the winery and the influence of the Golan’s basalt soil. Snacks of cheese and crackers are offered with the wine tasting. Meals can be ordered on prior request. There is also a patio for special events. After fermentation, the wine is kept unfiltered in oak barrels. They do not sell budget varieties. Their phone number is 04 696-5010. Directions: Enter “Bazelet HaGolan Winery” into Waze. This is their website.
Odem Mountain Winery
This is the northern-most winery in Israel, in the northern Golan Heights in Moshav Odem close to the Odem Forest. Its wines are kosher. The Visitor Center is open for wine tasting from Sunday to Thursday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Friday and holiday eves. The cost of wine tasting is from 25 nis to 100 nis depending on your selection. This can be accompanied with a cheese platter, pizza, chocolate, or an assortment of nuts from 45 to 80 nis. There is also fruit picking in season, a petting zoo and hiking trails. Their award-winning wines are available at a range of prices. Directions: Enter “Odem Mountain Wine” into Waze. Their phone number is 04 687 1122. This is their Hebrew website.
Golan Heights Winery
Golan Heights Winery is in Katzrin. It is a cooperative and is Israel’s third largest winery. It was established in 1983 by four Golan kibbutzim and four moshavim. It produces 4 kosher labels – Yarden, Gamla, Hermon and Golan – each with different varieties. Their usual tour lasts about an hour and includes a visit to the barrel room and a tasting of 3 different types of wines. They also have special tours such as a Four Seasons Vineyard Tour. They are open Sunday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm and Fridays 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. They are closed on Shabbat. Their address is Derekh HaYayin 4. Enter “Golan Heights Winery” into Waze and click on “Golan Heights Winery visitor center.” Their phone number is 04 696 8435. This is their website.