The wine of the Golan Heights is produced in the Israeli settlement of the Golan Heights, in the town of Katzrin. The area has an ancient history: in the Bible we find the first signs of the production of wine in this area, with a moderate consumption by the local population. The territory of the Golan, rich in mountain ranges and volcanic rocks, has a temperate climate: warm and windy in summer and cold in winter. The thermal excursions can also be quite abrupt: the nights are always fresh and the days are warmer; this favors the growth of particularly fragrant and sapid vines .
The soil is volcanic in the eastern part, while it is rich in basaltic rocks in the western part: the calcareous bases give the vine an intense and persistent olfactory note.
The most widespread vines are vines bordolesi , grenache and mourvedrè , which give wines of decisive quality and quite tannic flavor .
Many wines from the Golan area are produced according to the kosher principles: the production of wine is 40 million bottles a year, but individual consumption is limited to 7 liters per person per year.
Vinification in Israel has similar characteristics to the French one, with predominantly aged red wines and white wines in steel barrels , mostly coming from monovitigno . The Israeli cuisine offers special and spicy dishes: the tannic aroma and full of wines from the heights of the Golan enhances the sweet and sour notes. A good plate of hummus will therefore be able to marry perfectly with a Judaic red aged in wooden barrels, while a spicy meat dish can be enhanced by the full flavor of red.