Château Golan

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Château Golan
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Location Eliad
Coordinates 32°48′16″N 35°44′03″E / 32.8045°N 35.7341°E / 32.8045; 35.7341
Wine region Galilee
Founded 1999 (1999)
First vintage 2000[1]
Key people Uri Hetz, winemaker
Distribution National
Tasting open to public

Château Golan (Hebrew: יקב שאטו גולן‎‎) is an Israeli winery established in 1999, and is one of Israel's most extravagant.[2] It is located in the southern Golan Heights, near the point where the Yarmuk River and wadi Ruqqad meet.

The winemaker is Uri Hetz.[3] The winery features a French-style Château, built from basalt, which is also used for art exhibitions.[4]

The winery grows thirteen grape types, including Bordelaise varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; Mediterranean varieties of French and Spanish origin: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Petite Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache blanc and Viognier; and the Portuguese variety Touriga Nacional. Production is about 75,000 bottles annually[1]


  1. ^ a b Rogov, Daniel (November 28, 2010). "Chateau Golan - Unveiling Of Nine Wines". 
  2. ^ Montefiore, Adam (Dec 22, 2011). "Wine Talk: Go Golan". Jerusalem Post. 
  3. ^ Wine Spectator, June 30, 2008
  4. ^ Fodor's Israel. Fodor's Travel Publications. p. 330. ISBN 1-4000-0898-0. 

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