After planting vineyards in the Golan in 1976, the Golan Heights Winery was established in 1983 by four kibbutzim (collective communities) and four moshavim (cooperative communities). In 1984, the Winery released its first wine creating great excitement in Israel and abroad. Golan Heights Winery cultivates over 600 hectares (1500 acres) of vines across 28 vineyards which are divided into 430 vineyard blocks. The head winemaker for Golan Heights Winery is Victor Schoenfeld. Prior to his tenure at Golan Heights Winery for the last three decades, the California-born Victor studied at UC Davis and cut his teeth in the wine industry working in the vineyards of Champagne.
Gilgal wines are premium, quality aged varietal wines from Golan Heights Winery in Israel which are fruit forward and expressive. They are produced with the same care and attention to quality as Yarden wines. Recent excavations represented by the coin on the label, tell an exciting and heroic story. Kosher for Passover.
Gilgal Chardonnay is made from 100% Chardonnay, sourced exclusively from vineyard sites in the northern Golan Heights, the winery’s coolest sites. Aged briefly in French oak barrels.