Ramat Hagolan Winery, founded in 1983, won the "Wine World Cup" and was declared the best wine producer in the world at the Italian "Vinitaly" competition in Verona. The award is made to the producer that achieves the best sum result of high scores for two wines taking medals in different categories. Ramat Hagolan won for its Cahrdonnay from Kerem Adom, and the dessert wine Heitesuwein.
The award marks the first time the Gran Vinitaly Special Award was assigned by the tough jury to an Israeli wine-maker. Israel took the prize from among the 3,720 wines entered into the competition from 30 different countries.