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The Golan series from Yarden wines 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 Golan Heights Cabernet comes from the Yarden vineyards in the Golan Heights, is full-bodied and structured, and best of all Kosher for Passover.
The brand is named for the Jordan River, "Yarden" in Hebrew, which divides the Golan Heights from the Upper Galilee. 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 its founding in 1983, the Golan Heights Winery has marketed three leading brands – Yarden, Gamla and Golan. 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.
A land with a huge range of microclimates, Israel has shown steady improvement in the quality of its wines over the past thirty years; in particular, the region of Galilee in the northern mountains is producing excellent Bordeaux varietals. Much of Israel's wine is shipped overseas, to meet the world's demand for kosher wines.