Mt. Reichan at 708 meters stands out among the summits of the Upper Galilee. The mountainous terrain of volcanic rock has proved ideal for growing grapes. Barkan's Assemblage Series offers a new perspective on the potential of Israel's wine regions with wines integrated from several varietals that exemplify the region's character. The wine exhibits concentrated ripe black fruit with hints of chocolate, coffee, and nougat. The wine's rich tannins and crisp tartness reflect the region's cool climate.
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13% Syrah. Barkan Winery was founded in 1990 by Yair Lerner and Shmuel Boxer. They immediately set forth on a program of modernization and the planting of vineyards in and around Barkan, which they saw as the key to the production of fine wine and expansion of the company. In 2000, a state-of-the-art, modern winery was built in Kibbutz Hulda. This location was chosen because for its proximity to the vineyards of Hulda as well as its central location, close to major roads and removed from urban areas. The winery's location allows the grapes to be quickly transported to the winery, to ensure freshness and to maximize quality. In addition, the strategic location was optimal for distribution of bottled wine to the market. Barkan Winery's bottling facilities were moved to Hulda in 2003, followed by the moving of their offices in 2004.