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Carmel Winery, Zichron Yaakov

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Winery / Vineyard Food & Drink
Carmel Winery is a vineyard and winery in Israel. Founded in 1882 by Edmond James de Rothschild, its products are exported to over 40 countries. It is the largest winery in Israel, with a local market share of almost 50%.OverviewCarmel Winery manufactures mainly wine, brandy and grape juice. It is the prime producer of wine in Israel, as it produces nearly half of the Israeli wine market, and one of the largest wine producers in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is the first and oldest exporter of wine, brandy and grape juice in the country, and also the largest producer of kosher wine in the world.The company is owned by the council of the Vine-growers Union (75%) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (25%). Its parent company is Societe Cooperative Vigneronne des Grandes Caves Richon Le Zion & Zikhron Ya'akov Ltd. (S.C.V.)The company holds the two largest wineries in Israel (Rishon Le Zion and Zichron Ya'acov), as well as two new boutique wineries - Yatir Winery (50% ownership) and the Kayoumi Winery. In addition, the company owns 1,400 hectares (3,472 acres) of vineyards in Israel.Carmel's production reaches 15 million bottles per year and its profit from export adds up to US$5 million from 40 countries.
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  • We enjoyed the discussion and education about Israel wine history. Excellent wine and atmosphere. The small community near by was wonderful, great coffee shops and restaurants.  more »
  • The best part is the story of how Baron Rothschild helped to make the wine industry successful in Israel. The tour is short with most areas being off limits. Of course, there is the tasting.  more »
  • We had a great tour in the Carmel winery in zichron yaacov. Very good value for money (only 30 shekels per person) and it includes a short video, tour of cellars and wine tasting. Very interesting tou...  more »
  • Nice wine and overall good experience. Worth a visit.
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