About us

The Flam winery was established in 1998 by Golan, Gilad Flam and their mother Kami, with the vision of producing wine at the highest international quality.
Golan and Gilad absorbed their love for wine from their father, Israel, one of the country's wine industry pioneers. Their mother, Kami, has contributed greatly to the development of the family’s winery, harnessing her business experience for the task. The younger sister to the Flam clan, Gefen, joined in and added her young and innovative approach.

The unique combination of accumulated family knowledge of winemaking, experience, and never-ending passion for wine has placed the Flam family as the first wine family of Israel.

The story of FLAM winery is a family story. A family that lives, breathes and produces wine for more than 50 years. Surrounded by vineyards, the FLAM Winery is located at the heart of the Judean Hills surrounding Jerusalem, between the Kisalon river and the Kdoshim forest. The winery operates in the classic European Family Estate model.

Growing Wine

Working the land and attending the vine stands at the core of the FLAM winery. The winery cultivates the same vineyards year after year. This meticulous and consistent work in the vineyards yields an intimate relationship, essential to produce authentic and terroir-driven wines.

It’s All in the Family

Israel Flam, chief winemaker for many years at one of Israel’s leading wineries, is regarded by many as the pioneer of Israeli modern winemaking. His oldest son Golan, was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where his destiny as a future winemaker was decided. His brother Gilad fell in love with wine at an early age, yet went on to study law and business administration. With the creation of FLAM winery he was to combine his first love and business skills. The business experience of their mother Kami, helped the commercial development of the winery from its early days. Born into this oenological atmosphere, little sister Gefen soon joined as the creative driving force at the winery.

The unusual combination of accumulated family knowledge of winemaking, experience, and never-ending passion for wine has placed the Flam family as The First Wine Family of Israel.

The Winemaker

Golan Flam

Golan’s passion for creatiing wine has blossomed as early as his childhood, while playing in the vineyards of Davis Oenology University in California where his father studied. Golan started his professional journey with agriculture studies in Israel, and continued to Piacenza University in Italy for oenology studies.

Right after Piacenza, Golan continued his wine education in the award winning Tuscan winery Carpiento. This period has greatly influenced his winemaking perception. From Italy, Golan continued to Tintara Winery in McLaren Vale, Australia, where he wanted to learn about vinegrowing in a hot climate similar to Israel's. In 1998 Golan returned to Israel to make his, and his brother’s dream come true: a family winery.

My philosophy

“I believe the secret to unlocking the magic of a wine lies first and foremost in the deep involvement of the winemaker in attending the vines, and in a hands-on approach to every step of the winemaking process, from the moment the grapes arrive to the winery until the wine is bottled.

Based on what I learn in the vineyards during the growing season, every lot of grapes is fermented and aged separately once it reaches the winery. Only after the barrel ageing period is done the final blend decisions are being made. Every lot brings its own unique character and at the end of the blending process, the whole far exceeds the sum of its parts.

We are committed to producing the best wines we can possibly make. Wines that tell the story of their land, wines with intense colours and fruit aromas, complimented with gentle oak spice. Our wines are of the highest quality, complex and powerful, yet meticulously balanced and soft. We believe in the long run, in quality that lasts and we are totally committed to excellence; as it shows in our vineyards and in our winery”.

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