Golan Heights Winery
|Golan Heights Winery|
|Number of employees||150|
Golan Heights Winery is a winery located in the small town of Katzrin in the Golan Heights. Almost all of its vineyards are located in the Golan Heights. If the disputed area is included in Israel, it is the third largest in the country, behind Carmel Wineries and Barkan Wine Cellars (as of 2012).
Founded in 1983, the winery employs about 150 people and is owned by eight shareholders: four kibbutzim and four moshavim. It was the first winery in Israeli-controlled territory to focus on producing high-quality wines, marketed under the Yarden, Gamla and Golan names. About one third of the annual production of 6 million bottles (2008) is exported. The importer for Germany is CWD, a group company of Hawesko Holding.
One subsidiary is the Galil Mountain Winery in Kibbutz Yiron in the Upper Galilee. In 2006, The Golan Brewery was opened as another subsidiary of Golan Heights Winery. The 10 hl pub brewery was made in Germany and is run by a German brewmaster. Since summer 2010, the beer has been distributed throughout Israel under the brand name “Bazelet”.
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