Barkan Visitor Center
More than two square kilometers of vineyards surrounding you from the very first moment: the vision, the sound, the aromat. That is an experience that is definitely extremely hard to come by in any other place. It’s amazing, exciting, fun: Tuscany is here!
Located at half an hour long driving distance from both Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, the Barkan visitor center at Hulda kibbutz invites you to experience something unique in Israel: getting exposed to the world of wine so rich in taste, aromat, and color!
From the very first days of our existence, we have concentrated our attention on one thing only: grapes’ quality. The top-grade breeds were brought from all over the world and put in Barkan vineyards in Israel. Nowadays, there are dozens of breeds occupying a grand total of over 10 square kilometers of vineyards in winery’s possession, while every breed is grown in an area suitable for it.
Hall of Fame
For more than 25 years now, Barkan wineries have been winning a lot of prestigious medals, prizes, and awards of excellence at the most celebrated wine competitions. The Barkan winemakers have already gaind a world-wide renown due to the exceptional wine quality and the brave grape breed combinations. Please take a look at the awards that we have earned. After which, you are invited to taste our wine yourselves. Feel the power behind every drop. Cheers!
The Head Winemaker
Ido Levinson, 39.
In 2020, he successfully completed the MW series of tests and received the most prestigious and significant title in the world of wine "Master of Wine".
Ido is the second MW in Israel and one of 409 masters (MW) worldwide, of which about 100 are winemakers.
He is a graduate of the vintners and wine makers course at the University of Milan. He did continuing education in Tuscany (“Sassicaia”) and worked as a wine maker in the Rhone valley and in Languedoc in France, in Tasmania, Australia, and in Israel.