Another Triumph for Israeli Wine

Golan Heights Winery is the first Israeli producer to capture a Gran Vinitaly Special Award as ‘world’s best wine producer.’

By Abigail Klein Leichman
May 31, 2011


“These efforts have paid off handsomely. In the latest of a string of accolades, Golan Heights [Winery] received the Gran Vinitaly Special Award as the best wine producer out of 1,000 competitors from 30 countries at the 19th International Vinitaly 2011 Wine Competition earlier this spring in Verona, Italy.

Tending the vines at the Golan Heights vineyards. Israel21C

The award is given to the wine producer achieving the best overall results. Golan earned two of Vinitaly’s 16 coveted Grand Gold Medals, for its 2009 Yarden Chardonnay Odem Organic Vineyard and its 2008 Yarden Heights Wine. A panel of 105 leading winemakers and wine journalists selected the winners in blind tastings.”

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