Yatir winery has set itself the goal of emphasizing regional uniqueness in its wines. The winery's pride - "The Yatir character" begins with the high altitude vineyards planted in clay limestone soil, and a dry, cold desert climate at night, creating a very distinct terroir. Eran Goldwasser, Yatir's chief winemaker, is committed to the highest quality - from the selection process and cultivation of the wine grapes, to the harvest, fermentation, aging and bottling process - all complemented by the latest technology and equipment. The first Yatir wine was created in 2001. The winery portfolio now carries three blends: Yatir Forest, the winery's flagship wine, Yatir Creek and Mt. Amasa, in addition to two varietal wines (Syrah & Petit Verdot) and Rosé.
Yatir Forest, the flagship wine of Yatir winery, is made from vineyard produce which yielded the tops wines of a given year’s vintage, with emphasis on scent and palate, and long term aging capability. Yatir Forest has become one of Israel’s leading products of consistent quality, having received a 90 point or higher grade for 9 consecutive seasons in “Wine […]
Yatir Creek is a further expression of Yatir Winery’s diverse range. The wine possesses a succulent and mineral character.
The Yatir Winery is Israel’s pioneering cultivator of this variety (it was first planted in our vineyards in 2002). The lengthy growing season in Yatir, with bountiful heat and sun radiation, combined with dry climate, which leads to the restrained growing of the variety, allow the Petit Verdot grapes to fully ripen. Petit Verdot is eminent for its concentration of […]
The Yatir Winery strives to produce Cabernet Sauvignon wine that embodies not only the familiar and beloved flavor of this variety but that also embodies the Yatir growing region, located at the elevated desert frontier. The grapes, from low crops and several elevated plots are harvested in a night vintage. They are fermented and aged separately for approximately one year […]
The fundamental wine of the Yatir Winery, which has been listed in some of Israel’s finest restaurants, presents stability and consistency of the highest quality, year after year. The wilderness, the mountain and the vegetation on the reservation, along with Mount Amasa (at an altitude of 859 meters+) border the Yatir Forest and its vineyards and serve as a unique […]
Yatir Rose is based on grapes particularly suited to this kind of wine (Grenache Noir and Tempranillo), grown expressly for this purpose. This Rose is dry, crisp, low alcoholic content, with a delicate rose hue, fresh taste and aroma, fruity and perfumed. This is a very drinkable and satisfying wine which nonetheless maintains highest quality. It is especially suited to […]
The Yatir Winery is one of Israel’s first wineries to have planted and produced wine from this challenging variety, originating in cool regions of the northern Rhone Valley. The first vineyard was planted in the Yatir Forest in 2003. The style that was ultimately selected reflects the growing conditions of a high desert frontier region. The winery strives to express […]
The Syrah variety, (also known as Shiraz), is an early riper, known for being of high quality in the Yatir region. The grapes, from low vine crops and several plots are characterized by an exceptionally high concentration of color and flavor. The wines develop a typified aroma that combines blackberry flavors with shades of smoke and earth. At the same […]