Matar By Pelter Winery


Matar by Pelter Winery - Endeavour | Renewal | Challenge
Pelter Winery, situated in the Golan Heights of northern Israel, was established by Tal Pelter in 2002. Tal began producing wines on the family farm, situated at Moshav Zofit in central Israel. What began as a pilot that resulted in 4000 bottles in 2002, became a fully-fledged business in 2005.

Matar Winery

Under the guidance and tutelage of Tal, Matar Winery was established in 2014. The idea of creating a kosher wine label developed over the years naturally as part of Pelter Winery’s continued growth. The goal was to expand on existing operations and to welcome a larger and more diverse audience into the customer circle.

Soil | Spirit | Water

The winery’s vineyards are located throughout Israel, from north to south, which provides flexibility and leeway. It is important to choose a grape variety that is grown in its optimal growing region to ensure quality fruit. The wine is produced in the Golan Heights, The Golan Region is characterized by: cold dry climate, day/night temperature differentials, basalt soil, high altitude, and high levels of sun radiation. Together these factors create slow, long ripening, a variety of taste depths and high quality grapes. These advantages were enhanced by the open spaces so rare in Israel, and the Golan Heights was selected as the ideal location for both the business and the family. 

The philosophy of Pelter & Matar Winery encompasses three main principles: 

Tal is creating distinctive wines that combine the local essence with fresh intensity of the northern Golan vineyards


Pelter Winery takes pride in quality, working with precision, care and personal attention in everything from the selection of grapes to customer service. Tal works with a skillful touch to match grapes with optimal barrels, often choosing a mixture of old and new woods to create grape blends that reflect his personal preferences. Combining both science and art, Tal’s approach to winemaking is a balance of experience, skill and intuition. 

All stages of production are handled by members of the family – from selection of grapes, barrels and blends, to bottling, marketing and distribution. These collaborative efforts produced some 80,000 bottles in 2008, while preserving the winery’s rustic, intimate character.

The winemaker:
Tal Pelter, Winemaker and co-owner of Pelter and Matar Wineries. Continuing the family’s farming tradition, Tal studied agriculture at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, specializing in land and water use. In 1998, he began two years of viticulture studies at Curtin University in Western Australia, earning a bachelor’s degree with honors. In 2001, Tal returned to Israel with a vision of establishing his own winery. After the sudden and unexpected passing of his mother Tiva in 2002, Tal founded Pelter Winery in her honor. Supported and assisted by the extended family, Tal embarked on a personal and enthusiastic journey to produce premium wines in Israel.

Nir Pelter, C.E.O and co-owner of Pelter and Matar Wineries. Nir was highly motivated by the independent spirit of the business, the teamwork, and the excitement of being a part of a new venture.

During the past two years, Tal and Nir decided to establish Matar, a premium brand Kosher winery. The idea of creating a kosher wine label developed over the years naturally as part of Pelter Winery's continued growth.

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Matar By Pelter - CB
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,Shiraz, Petit Verdot
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Shiraz (44%) Petit Verdot (6%) and Cabernet Franc (6%)from the Upper Galilee and Jerusalem Hills mirrors those characteristics.  Rich and full flavored, with elegance and complex middlemouth feel and a long finish.  The wine was aged for 22 months in oak barrels and offers hints of coffee, dark plum and violet flavors and aromas. Alc. volume: 14.8% Vintage: 2012
Item code: 7290015508056
Region: Galilee
55.10 €
Ex Tax: 45.54 €
Matar By Pelter Chardonnay
Produced from 100% chardonnay grapes. Handpicked Chardonnay grapes grown in the Galilee exhibit nuances of jasmine and honey. Body is medium to full. The wine has been aged for 8 months in oak barrels which adds complexity and richness. Alc. volume: 13.4% Vintage: 2013
Item code: 7290015508018
Region: Galilee
26.00 €
Ex Tax: 21.49 €
Matar By Pelter Chenin Blanc
Galilee Chenin Blanc
Item code: 7290015508087
Region: Upper Galilee
26.00 €
Ex Tax: 21.49 €
Matar By Pelter Cumulus
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot,
As the cloud it’s named for, fluffy and billowy, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (40%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) has both a soft texture coupled with a distinct minty flavor and a hint of light spice. The grapes were grown in the Galilee, harvested manually and aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Alc. volume: 15.4% Vintage: 2012
Item code: 7290015508032
Region: Galilee
28.00 €
Ex Tax: 23.14 €
Matar By Pelter Petit verdot
Petite Verdot
Produced from 100% Petit Verdot grapes. Hand picked grapes grown in the Jerusalem Hills were cold fermented then aged for 14 months in oak barrels.  Medium bodied with round tannins and hints of vanilla and pecan. This is a limited release. Alc. volume: 15.0% Vintage: 2012
Item code: 7290015508049
Region: Galilee
39.00 €
Ex Tax: 32.23 €
Matar By Pelter Rosé
made from 100% grenache grapes The grapes were harvested manually from Haruach Vineyard in Merom Golan and Nir Vineyard, Jerusalem Hills. This light-bodied, fresh and clean wine is characterized by fresh red fruits flavors and citrus blooming aromas.
Item code: 7290015508414
Region: Jerusalem Hills
26.00 €
Ex Tax: 21.49 €
Matar By Pelter Sauvignon blanc - Semillon
Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
This Blend of Sauvignon Blanc (80%) and Semillon (20%) Grapes grown in the Galilee imparts complexity and elegance to this wine. Pomegranate and red grapefruit on the palate lead to a round and satisfying finish. Alc. volume: 11.7% Vintage: 2013
Item code: 7290015508001
Region: Galilee
26.00 €
Ex Tax: 21.49 €