Yatir Winery is situated at Tel Arad in the north east Negev. Tel Arad is a unique archaeological site, with a history dating back 3,000 years.
In a short time Yatir has quickly gained a reputation as one of Israel’s finest wineries. Yatir Winery produces 150,000 bottles a year.
It was built in 2000 as a partnership between the growers of the region & Carmel Winery and the first wines were launched in 2004. Yatir Winery is 100% owned by Carmel, but managed independently. Carmel is responsible for marketing, sales and export.
Each year Yatir makes individual wines from up to 60 vineyard lots. After a rigorous tasting and selection process, the wines are allocated either to the flagship label, Yatir Forest, or the second label Yatir wines. The remainder is transferred to Carmel.
The word ‘Yatir’ comes from the ancient Levi city mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Joshua. It was situated in Judea, which explains why Yatir have a lion as their logo. The Lion was the symbol of the Tribe of Judea