Wine tasting in the Upper Galilee

The following wineries in the Upper Galilee have a visitor center open during the week and that offer wine tasting. But do call first to check on their willingness to accept individual visits and provide anything more than than wine tasting.

 

This list is incomplete and there are probably other wineries that could be listed. Are you an expert in wines? Would you like to review these and other wineries for this web site? Do write to me at arnoldslyper@inandaroundjerusalem.com

Dalton Winery is a large kosher winery in the Upper Galilee in Merom HaGalil close to Dalton. It claims to be a pioneer winery in the Galilee and has been operating since 1995. It is open Sunday to Thursday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and Friday and holiday eves 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. It is closed on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. There is wine tasting in the visitor center and viewing of the production process. However, due to corona, tours of the winery are currently suspended. Visitors are also asked to call in advance so there is no overcrowding. The winery manages 800 dunam of vineyards. Their phone number is 04 952-7107. Directions: Enter “Dalton Winery” into Waze. This is their website.

Adir Winery is a kosher winery located in the same business park as Dalton Winery in the Merom HaGalil close to Dalton, so you can easily go from one to the other. The visitor center overlooks a vineyard landscape and offers wine tasting and tasting of cheeses from its own dairy, including goat cheese and goat frozen yogurt. A short video is shown. Light meals can be ordered. There are also various workshops, including on cheese production and pasta and ravioli making.  Their phone number is 04-699 1039.  Directions: Enter “Adir Winery” into Waze. This is their website.

Abouhav Winery is a boutique winery offering mehadrin wines in the Artist’s Colony in Tzfat. It is located in a 600-year-old building and there are impressive views from the visitor center. Wine tasting of 3 glasses of wine for 40 nis is offered. Their phone number is 052-704 1731. Directions: Enter “Abouhav Winery” into Google Maps.​ This is their Hebrew website.

Galil Mountain Winery is a kosher winery adjacent to Kibbutz Yiron that purports to provide a free-flowing connection with nature. Their facility overlooks vineyards and a mountain scenery. They have a visitor center that offers wine tasting and a tour of the entire wine making process. They also offer individualized tours to groups that include dairy meals, biking in the vineyard and others. They are open Sunday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and in the summer until 4.00 pm. Their phone number is 04-686 8748. Directions: Enter “Galil Mountain Winery” into Waze. This is their website.