41 years ago during the Yom Kippur war this junction buzzed with activity. Wounded soldiers were evacuated from the front, just a ten minute drive. Tanks converged on Wasset to refuel, rearm and, in some cases, pick up new crew members to replace tank corps soldiers who were killed at the front.
A few years ago the final Syrian building at the junction was razed to ground, although just East of the junction remnants of the Syrian village that existed here prior to 1967 can still be seen and among them note the Emir Faour’s Summer Palace. A few years ago, just south of the junction the Wasset Tourist Center was created. Today it houses a restaurant, winery, and several shops including pottery. When you need to refuel you body and take a break in the north country stop at the cross-roads here.
Good soil, climatic conditions and winemaking skills combine to create a Golan success story. The winery’s first vintage was released in 1984 and it now produces over six million bottles of wine each year. It has won 58 international gold medal wine awards two international best-winery trophies. You can choose to take the winery tour or just experience the wine-tasting.