The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest mountains in Israel, rising to heights of over 1,000 metres. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make this an ideal location for vineyards with grapes of the highest quality.
In 1997, the first vineyard was planted in Kibbutz Yiron and at the same time the kibbutz, in a joint venture with Golan Heights Winery, decided to establish Galil Mountain Winery amidst the natural landscape surrounding it.
The winery has five vineyards in the Upper Galilee Mountains, characterized by different topographical and climatic conditions. This unique feature enables production of blends using a large variety of grapes. Ninety percent of the harvest consists of red grapes used for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Barbera and Sangiovese. The rest are white grapes grown for Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Galil Mountain wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.