Galil Mountain Winery is an Israeli winery located in the Upper Galilee region of Israel. The winery was founded in 2000 by Golan Heights Winery in partnership with Kibbutz Yiron, and is situated on the slopes of the Galilee Mountains.
Galil Mountain Winery produces a wide range of wines, including red, white, and rosé wines made from a variety of grape varieties. The winery focuses on using grapes grown in the Galilee region, which benefits from a Mediterranean climate, cool breezes, and high elevations. The vineyards are planted in a range of soil types, including limestone, terra rossa, and basalt, which contribute to the complexity and character of the wines.
The winery is committed to sustainable agriculture, using natural pest control and irrigation systems to minimize its environmental impact. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted to ensure that only the highest quality fruit is used in the winemaking process.
Galil Mountain Winery's flagship wine is the Yiron, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Syrah. The wine is aged for 16 months in oak barrels, giving it a complex aroma of black fruit, spices, and chocolate, and a full-bodied palate with firm tannins and a long finish.
The winery also produces a range of single varietal wines, including a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, and Viognier. These wines showcase the unique characteristics of each grape variety and the terroir of the Galilee region.
Galil Mountain Winery has received numerous awards and accolades for its wines, including recognition from Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. The winery is considered one of the top producers in Israel and a leader in the country's burgeoning wine industry.