Golan Heights Winery
|Golan Heights Winery|
|Seat||Katzrin , Golan , Israel|
|Number of employees||150|
The Golan Heights Winery is a winery based in the small town of Katzrin in the Golan Heights . Almost all of their cultivation areas are in the Golan Heights. If you include the disputed area of Israel, it is the third largest in the country , behind the Carmel wineries and the Barkan Wine Cellars (as of 2012).
The winery, founded in 1983 with around 150 employees, is owned by eight shareholders: four kibbutzim and four moshavim . It was the first winery in Israel-controlled areas to focus on the production of high quality wines, marketed under the names Yarden , Gamla and Golan . About a third of the annual production of 6 million bottles (2008) is exported. The importer for Germany is CWD, a group company of Hawesko Holding .
A subsidiary is the Galil Mountain Winery in Kibbutz Yiron in Upper Galilee . In 2006 the Golan Brewery was opened as a further subsidiary of the Golan Heights Winery . The pub brewery with a 10 hl cast-out volume was made in Germany and is run by a German master brewer. Since summer 2010 the beer has been sold throughout Israel under the brand name "Bazelet".