Must see attractions in Golan Heights

  • Sights in Central Golan

    Pelter Winery

    In 2001, after studying wine-making in Australia, Tal Pelter founded a winery that now turns shiraz and chenin blanc grapes (among others) into 300,000 bottles of reds and whites a year. Free tours (15 to 30 minutes) end with a tasting. A platter with four Pelter goat cheeses (made by Tal's wife Inbar), bread and olive oil costs 25NIS; fresh-baked focaccia (55NIS for two) is available on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Sights in Central Golan

    Bahat Winery

    A true boutique operation, Bahat – housed in a one-time plastic-sandal factory – produces just 20,000 bottles of wine a year, including port (first sold in 2017) and an interesting blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. Short tours of the one-room production facilities, in Hebrew and English, leave every half-hour and end with a tasting session. Edibles on offer include cheese platters, pizza and salads. Kids can make their own labelled bottle of professionally corked grape juice (25NIS).

  • Sights in Central Golan

    Ya’ar HaAyalim

    Kids will love this gravelly tree-shaded hillside, home to three species of deer (from Northern Europe, the Himalayas and Japan), ibexes, 85cm-high mini-ponies that children can ride on, a petting zoo, pedal cars, five trampolines and a rope park with a 15m zipline.

  • Sights in Central Golan

    De Karina Chocolatier

    An artisanal chocolate maker that offers tours (25 minutes) and chocolate-making workshops. Reservations are a must. If the chocolate doesn't tempt you, the homemade ice creams just might.